What: Online District Assembly and Missions Convention
When: Friday, April 17, 6:00-8:00 pm; Saturday, April 18, 10:00 am-12 noon
Where: The live stream link will be available here.
Because of the pandemic, we are not meeting at the Yakima Convention Center. However, we will have an “online” District Assembly. We will live-stream our assembly and we are working on a way to vote as an assembly with that model. More details to come as we work them out. Please reserve April 16-17 for our “Online District Assembly.” Also, please begin to ask delegates if they have the capability to watch a live-stream at their home. Consider providing a safe place for delegates to watch it in the church building.
Our Ordination Service is unfortunately going to be postponed. I recently found out that our General Superintendent is in a travel ban that includes our assembly time. We are considering our options including the possibility of having a district ordination service in a few months. Please pray for our ordination candidates as they go through this delay. We know God has called them, and we look forward to making that official!
Some may wonder why we are not cancelling District Assembly. We are going to meet online as a district because we refuse to let this virus keep us isolated. God has given us the means to stay connected and we will make full use of it. Even as we must work to keep a deadly virus from spreading, we must work to keep the Kingdom of God expanding. District Assembly is vital for getting us organized and mobilized. In four weeks, when we meet online, we will know a lot more about the impact of this crisis and how God is working through His Church in it. District Assembly online will be an opportunity to stay connected and advance!
For those who have already made hotel reservations, please contact the hotel to cancel those reservations as soon as possible.