Opening Worship

Jurisdictional Conference officially kicked off last night with opening service of memorial and communion. Worship was held at First United Methodist Church of Wichita, with Bishop Scott Jones preaching and Bishop Janice Riggle Huie, one of our own acting bishops, presiding.

 Bishop Janice Riggle Huie presides at the Lord's Table.

Bishop Janice Riggle Huie presides at the Lord's Table.

Opening worship is, traditionally, the time to remember bishops, spouses and members of the jurisdiction who have left us over the previous year.

 After receiving communion, worshippers were invited to light candles in memory of those who have died this year.

After receiving communion, worshippers were invited to light candles in memory of those who have died this year.

This morning, the business of the conference begins. After worship and some opening business, ballots for episcopal elections begin. The first ballot will be taken around 8:30.

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