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Beth and Lee Roy Berry and I recently attended a gathering for delegates to the conference. We learned that because some churches have left conference and some others may leave soon, the conference is resizing itself accordingly. In the coming year, the conference budget will be lowered by about $100,000. Join us in praying for the employees who will lose their jobs.

We also received results from the recent survey conducted by the conference’s Unity and Variance Task Force. (Joe Liechty has been serving on this group.) We’re happy to say Berkey was one of five congregations that had the most people who filled out the survey. The survey’s purpose was not to gather scientifically accurate data as to help us reflect on how much variance we can accommodate in our conference. You can see the results here.