'Love Your Enemies'
Nov. 4 & 5 At Mill Creek
The 2016 Shenandoah District Conference opened on Friday, Nov. 4, with the annual Milestones in Ministry dinner that recognized all ministers who have served 50 years or more since ordination and all ministers on the five-year anniversary of ordination. Annual Conference Moderator Carol Scheppard (Lebanon) spoke.
District Conference Moderator David R. Miller (Montezuma) preached on the conference theme, "Love Your Enemies," at the opening worship service on Friday.
The major actions at Saturday's business session were the adoption by a 79.4 percent vote the "Framework for Congregations Out of Agreement with Annual and District Conference Decisions" and passage by 79.7 percent of the "Resolution on Same-Sex Marriage." The 285 delegates from 83 congregations also approved a $352,928 budget for 2017 and affirmed the leadership slate for 2017.
Additional information was included in the December/January Shenandoah Journal, which was distributed electronically on Nov. 30. Links to those features are available on the Publications page of this Web site.