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Historic Commissioning of Deaconess/Home Missioner Candidates

Virginia Baker
Deaconess Virginia Baker from the Louisiana annual conference is commissioned at the 2009 fall board meeting. Cassandra M. Zampini

7:00 pm Thursday April 29, 2010
Centenary United Methodist Church
1610 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Come to St. Louis and share in a sacred moment in the lives of men and women who, through faith and hope have determined to live love in action. The Deaconesses/Home Missioners candidates will be commissioned at Centenary UMC, an historic St. Louis church foundationally linked to the Deaconess/Home Missioner program through the service of Deaconesses that lived in and worked with the church from the mid 1800's.

The service will take place on Thursday April 29, a sacred culmination of the United Methodist Women Assembly pre-conference day programs dedicated to service. Thousands of members will arrive for Assembly in St. Louis a day early to either work with the community of St. Louis in a Ubuntu, or attend the Mission Forward Symposium. A reception will follow the service.

Deaconesses and Home Missioners are uniquely tied to The United Methodist Church in a lifetime commitment of service. This Office is the singular path for those who wish to dedicate their lives to the church in a full-time vocational calling under the authority of the Church as laity.

When making plans for Assembly 2010, be sure to be in service on April 29th, and to stand with those who have responded to a calling by God to lifetime ministries of love, justice and service. Join us for this sacred moment.

Last Updated: 04/22/2010

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