Prayer and contemplation stations were set up around the plenary space.
Prayer station featuring mandalas and labyrinths.
Bubbles for breath practice at one of the prayer stations in the plenary.
Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar gives his Episcopal Address.
Guest Preacher Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling delivers the sermon during the annual Memorial Service.
Stephanie Cyr offers a prayer before the presentation of the New England Declaration resolutions.
Rev. Dr. Jay Willams, head of the NE delegation and convener of the Vision Forward Team
Rev. Dr. Becca Girrell, member of the NE delegation, Open Spirit Task Force and Vision Forward Team
Rev. Effie McAvoy was awarded the Wilbur C. Ziegler Award for Excellence in Preaching.
The recognition of Licensed Local Pastors
The recognition of Certified Lay Ministers
Rev. Rene Perez and Rev. Dr. Thomas Blackstone were endorsed by the Annual Conference as episcopal nominees. Elections will be Nov. 2-5.
Rev. Rene Perez is anointed by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling
Rev. Dr. Thomas Blackstone, who was endorsed by the Annual Conference as episcopal nominee, is is anointed by Bishop Cliff Ives.
Bishop Cliff Ives offered a prayer for the episcopal candidates while Bishop Devadhar and Bishop Easterling lay hands on them.
Deaconess Ginifir Giddinge was commissioned by Bishop Devadhar and Bishop Easterling.
NE Deaconesses, from left, Wanda Winnicki, Bobbi Bragan, Faye Flanary, Lucy Fortier, Jana Marie Whitten and Ginifir Giddinge
Local Pastors who were licensed in 2020 and 2021, when we held virtual conferences, are anointed by Bishop Easterling.
2022 class of retirees is honored on the plenary floor
Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling leads Bible Study
Friday morning Bible study with Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling
Bishop and Prema Devadhar enjoy the celebration of the bishop's retirement.
The Korean Clergy Choir performs during Bishop Devadhar's retirement celebration.
Bishop Devadhar at the celebration; he will retire at the end of this year.
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