The first quarter of 2013 began with a flurry of events for the Methodist Church in India, with many activities and seminars concluding that helped affirm that the Church is alive and well on the subcontinent.
In January the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women held their South Asia Area Seminar, which focused upon life enrichment as well as creative workshops for the attendees, all to build fellowship and understanding between women in the Church.
Also, the Bombay Regional Conference held their Thirtieth Session from February 8th to 10th in Pune Maharashtra, under the presidency of the Honorable Bishop Dr. Elia Pradeep Samuel. The theme of the Conference was “What does God require of us?” based upon the text in Micah 6:8. During the gathering, the Church said goodbye to retiring clergy and welcomed new members to the fold.
Regional Conferences are also planned for May 17-19 in Lucknow as well as a Celebration of the Council of Social Concern Day on June 5th.
These events coupled with the busy weekly activities of local churches serve as reminders that the Good News of Jesus Christ is being spread and the spirit is powerful in India.