As signs of a beautiful North Alabama Spring start to emerge my thoughts and prayers turn toward our upcoming Annual Conference. I am excited about the business, worship and fellowship that will happen on our Birmingham-Southern College campus June 2-4, 2013. I anticipate that we will do important business . . . focus on God through celebratory worship and experience United Methodist “family time” fellowship that strengthens and encourages us for the journey we are on together.
The theme of the Conference is “Cultivate: New in Christ.” My prayer is that we will leave Annual Conference 2013 inspired to cultivate the soil of our ministry contexts so that more people will come to know new life in Jesus Christ. I invite you to join me in that prayer in these weeks leading up to Annual Conference 2013.
As always it is a privilege to serve as your bishop.
Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett