A Time of Equipping and Celebrating for the People of the Baltimore-Washington Conference
The Laity Session of Annual Conference will be held online Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. This year's session is open to everyone -- all clergy and lay people. However, attendance will be limited to the first 1,000 people to register. We will livestream everything except the interactive dialogue which is why registration is required and limited.
A special feature of the event will be an immersive experience by Fear+less Dialogues, a grassroots organization committed to creating unique spaces for unlikely partners to engage in hard heartfelt conversations that see gifts in others, hear value in stories, and work for change and positive transformation in self and other. Participants will leave the session with renewed energy to value the strength and solidarity of an inclusive society that embraces all individuals.
In addition to the time of equipping, our gathering will include
- A time of worship and welcome from BWC Lay Leader Delores Martin
- An address to leaders of the Baltimore-Washington Conference by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling
- Honoring the BWC's 11 new Certified Lay Ministers
- Presentation of five awards to churches and individuals that honor outstanding discipleship. Learn more at www.bwcumc.org/resources/grants-and-awards.