Where do I begin? Let me say, to God be all the Glory. By now, I am sure many of you have viewed the many pictures that have been uploaded onto facebook or have heard about it. The pictures are only telling a small portion of all that transpired.
To our Connectional President, the Rev. Kimberly Detherage, Esq, and the entire Connectional Executive Bd., thank you for hosting such an awesome conference. The Spirit of the Lord was in the place. Each preacher/teacher were awesome, real and practical.
Our Connectional President preached a mighty Word on Friday night from the subject "All" and Presiding Elder Hart from the Philadelphia Conference Preached us home on Saturday morning at the Jarena Lee Breakfast, "You can't stay here."
Then my sisters, let me say, that the First Episcopal District was in the house. OMG, there were I believe about 60 women from the First District. And NYAMEWIM, I am so proud of this Annual Conference Women in Ministry. There were about 25 of us. I believe that as an Episcopal District and as a Local District we represented and supported our Connectional President well. I know that she was pleased to have so many of her sisters there with her. Of course, we cannot forget our very supportive Associate member in the person of the Rev. Henry A. Belin11. When you look at the pictures, he is right in the center showing that he supports us fully. Thank you Rev. Belin.
At the Christian Education Congress that was held a few weeks prior, the New York Conference AME WIM was represented by having the most number of participants. I am not sure if we also had the most number of representations at this Conference, but we were well represented. Go, New York, WIM!!!!!! We also want to thank God for the presence and support of our Episcopal leadership, Bishop Ingram and Supervisor Rev. Dr. Jessica Ingram, and for their willingness to take pictures with us. I thank God for being able to serve and work with all of you. For your continuous support and as a conference, we are growing stronger and more unified. We will be having the pictures from the conference posted on our Website very soon. Thank you all. To God be the Glory.
-Rev. Jacqueline Lynch