Metro DistrictMay 25, 2012
Dear Metro District Clergy and Laity,
I want to thank you all for the success of our recent District Conference. As always, you demonstrated that you are indeed a great district and I am honored to serve with you in ministry. I particularly want to thank all of you who have served faithfully on the various committees in the Class of 2012. Although your term is ending, your labor of love for God and the Church is not forgotten. All that you have done through offering yourself, your time, energy and resources moved us forward in the process of accomplishing the mission and ministry to which Christ calls and sends us. I trust that each of you will continue the journey of service in the upcoming year in other equally vital ways. Likewise, for all persons newly elected to District Committees, we extend a hearty welcome. I look forward to getting to know you better and our work of service together.
One of the highlights of the District Conference was your approval of the formation of the District Board of Laity. I am excited by the possibilities for the impact of this board in the strengthening the lay involvement in all areas of ministry and the development of new leadership in the district. I am indeed hopeful that this action will bear good fruit for many years to come.
Now, we turn our attention to the upcoming Annual Conference where we will celebrate the years of service of the Retiring Clergy and Commissioning and Ordination of persons in the District as well as throughout the North Texas Conference. If at all possible, I encourage you to come and share in these sacred times of worship and celebration.
After Annual Conference, Art and I, like many clergy will be moving. Pavilion I, at our current location will be razed and we will move into the Methodist Office Building in Richardson. Thereafter, I will be ready to take some time for renewal leave beginning July 1st.
As we move forward to Annual Conference, the moves and associated of transitions, as well as the vacations, rest, and renewal of Summer, may we feel the presence of God’s Spirit always with us, and know that we are loved and nurtured by our covenant connection as United Methodists.
Grace and Peace,
Dr. Clara M. Reed
Metro District Superintendent