“Draw nigh to God and receive these sacred symbols to your comfort.”
With these traditional words, Annual Conference moderator Donita Keister invited all who were present--delegates and nondelegates alike--to receive communion during an afternoon love feast. It was the first time in many decades that the whole Conference has celebrated love feast together.
The two-hour service was the closing event of business and a worshipful conclusion to the compelling vision conversations. It included the four elements of self-examination, feetwashing, a simple meal, and a service of communion. Presiding were moderator Keister, moderator-elect Paul Mundey, and past moderator Samuel Sarpiya.
Love feast photos by Keith Hollenberg, Donna Parcell, and Glenn Riegel
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