Ready, Set, Go!...To Portland
Thursday, April 21, 2016
In about three weeks, The United Methodist Church will descend upon Portland, Oregon for General Conference 2016. Here at The General Council on Finance and Administration, we are excited about this global event in our Church. Staff has been busy preparing budget reports, reviewing legislation, working with sponsors and exhibitors, and planning for the GCFA booth.
GCFA, along with the other agencies of the Church, will have a booth space in the exhibit hall of General Conference. We hope to visit with many friends and to make new ones within this space. Our ministry at GCFA is to help support the ministry of others through administrative support. We hope the tranquil space we have created will both share that story of ministry and serve as a prayerful space within the exhibit hall.
During General Conference, we will be sharing information and answering questions via social media on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and our ConnectToGCFA app, available for Android and Apple phones. We hope attendees will engage in conversation with us about the budget and reports prepared by GCFA.
We recognize many, just like us, are busy preparing for this very important, global event within our church. We pray for the delegates and church members that will be traveling from around the world. We pray for all those who will be speaking, presenting, and presiding at General Conference. We pray we will have the opportunity for rest in the midst of our busy days. And, we pray for God’s blessing upon General Conference.