Book: Hebrews 12:1-2
LETTER FROM THE PASTOR
This morning, we are thrilled to welcome our District Superintendent, Reverend Dr. Charles Boayue, as our preacher. Rev. Dr. Boayue has been a leader in our church for nearly three decades. Before becoming our Superintendent, he served Second Grace United Methodist Church on Detroit’s West side. Under his leadership, Second Grace became a beacon of hope to the community and engaged in some very innovative community redevelopment work, including the opening of the Joy Southfield Health Center and Clinic. Hundreds of lives are touched each year by that congregation’s outreach and ministry.
A native Liberian, Rev. Dr. Boayue has always brought a unique perspective on the issues of the church both locally and globally. He has represented the Detroit Annual Conference on several occasions at the General Conference, the global decision-making body for the United Methodist Church. This past year Rev. Dr. Boayue received our annual conference’s endorsement to become a Bishop.
Above all, Rev. Dr. Boayue is a thoughtful pastor. He is a gifted preacher and a compassionate servant. We are blessed to have him with us this weekend.
After our 11:00 am Sunday Worship Service, Rev. Dr. Boayue will preside over our Annual Church Conference. At this meeting, leaders are nominated and other church business is handled. Everyone is invited to the Fellowship Hall after the service for light refreshments and then to remain until 1:00 pm for the meeting.
Welcome Reverend Boayue – we are glad you are here!
Grace and Peace,