Regional Convocation Lights Shine Warm and Bright
The unseasonal warmth of the sun May 15–18 at Camp Berachah in Auburn, Wash., was surpassed only by the warmth of fellowship shared by those who attended the 32nd annual Regional Convocation, This Little Light of Mine.
Organized and presented by the North Pacific Union Conference Office of Regional Affairs with Alphonso McCarthy, NPUC vice president for regional affairs, and Pattric Parris, NPUC administrative assistant, this annual event provides opportunities to share in learning, faith and fellowship.
The 2008 convocation featured a keynote sermon by Carlton Byrd, Berean Church pastor in Atlanta, Ga., as well as presentations by Joyce Johnson, higher education professor in Hagerstown, Md., and Washington Johnson II, editor of Message magazine. In addition, workshops were presented by T. A. McNealy, Mount Olive Church pastor in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Keith Doram, Adventist Health vice president and chief medical officer; and Eric Walsh, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Urgent Care Department medical director. Throughout the weekend, This Little Light of Mine carried the theme of evangelism and personal ministry.
Sabbath services also included four baptisms by Kevin Rogers, Mount Tahoma Church pastor, and numerous musical performers, including Tina Glenn, a recording artist from Antioch, Calif. Gregory Nelson, Dupont Park Church youth pastor in Washington, D.C., presented the youth programs and for the first time, specific programs for young adults were offered.
Make your plans now to attend the 2009 Regional Convocation, May 14–17 at Camp Berachah.