It is time to convene our 2023 Connecticut District Conference!
The work of our District Conferences is to report on the past year's ministry, elect district officers and affirm new Lay Servants, candidates for ministry, ordinands, and retirees. This year we will once again meet in person for the first time in three years!
It is expected that all appointed clergy; lay members to the Annual Conference; committee chairpersons; and one or more delegates from each pastoral charge attend District Conference.
Here are essential details to note:
DATE: Saturday, April 29, 2023
TIME: 12:00pm - 1:00pm (lunch)
1:00pm - 2:30pm (District Conference Business)
PLACE: West Hartford United Methodist Church
1358 New Britain Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06105
HOSTS: The Greater Hartford Parish
About Our Keynote Speaker:
Priscilla Pope-Levison is an award-winning author, historian, pastor, higher education administrator and professor, has a heart for the ancient yet contemporary Christian practice of evangelism.
In her most recent, book, Models of Evangelism (Baker Academic, 2020), she gathers together her vast experience over several decades of teaching, speaking, and writing into a compelling and coherent one-stop award-winning work that is a one-shop for all things evangelism.
In previous publications, she unearthed a large cadre of North American women who engaged in evangelism across the country. These women and their accomplishments come to life in two books: Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era (NYU Press, 2015) and Turn the Pulpit Loose: Two Centuries of American Women Evangelists (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). Over the past five years, she has received two million-dollar grants from the Lilly Endowment for her work to revitalize congregations. Priscilla currently works at SMU/Perkins School of Theology as Research Professor in Practical Theology and directs the Testimony HQ Thriving Congregations Grant, funded by the Lilly Endowment.
She and her spouse of 40 years, Dr. John R. (Jack) Levison, who is the W.J.A. Power Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at SMU/Perkins, live as Faculty in Residence in an undergraduate dorm on SMU’s campus.
We're excited for this opportunity to see each of you for a time to fellowship, reconnection, and doing the necessary work of our NYAC Connecticut district. Please use the link below to register today.