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Millie shares her thoughts on Methodist Conference

Thoughts on Conference

As it was my first time at Conference this year, I knew it was going to be a little bit daunting at least. Then to add to the strange events, COVID 19 meant that it would only be held online. So I sat in my bedroom for a couple of days and listened to the whole of Conference online on a website called Zoom. I was able to vote like usual, and listen to all of the discussions, which I found very interesting, but also very strange. They discussed a few things which I didn’t understand at first, but with a bit of research on top, I was able to get my head around the conversations and topics. 

One topic which was discussed, and really stood out to me, was the current ongoing topic of the black lives matter movement. Quite a few people decided to raise their hand to talk about and discuss this topic, which was very lovely to see. I was able to see different people’s opinions on things that have happened, and also see what people think should happen. Although I didn’t speak and raise my hand, I would have definitely agreed with what most people said, so was great to hear and see other people saying it too. 

I would love to get the chance to go again, and experience Conference again in person hopefully! It was a real eye opening experience, especially coming from just one little church, with not many young people at all. I was able to talk to a couple of other young people who were involved in the Conference, and have spoken to them about hopefully going with them to Conference next year! 

Millie Cairns, Darlington District Youth Representative to Conference 2020

Rev Richard Teal, Methodist President 2020-21 and Mrs Carolyn Lawrence, Vice President 2020-21, had their installation service online

If you want to watch back any of the Conference sessions, or listen to the Presidential/Vice Presidential address, find the videos on the Methodist Church’s YouTube Channel

One thought on “Millie shares her thoughts on Methodist Conference

  1. Well done Millie
    Conference can be quite intimidating at first, but the courage to return for a few years will enable you to speak and take a greater part in prayerfully leading the church.
    God bless you

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