Closing Worship with Bishop Mary Ann Swenson
Bishop Mary Ann Swenson concluded the 2012 Session of the California-Pacific Annual Conference with a Service of Sending. It included the traditional reading of every clergy appointment using the four new districts plus Hawaii approved by the Session, which were composed from the previous eight. She also preached, saying that “People looked to Jesus, because Jesus looked for what God was looking for—justice, compassion, the kingdom come.” During the service, she baptized Mattias James Dodge, son of Revs. Johan & Melinda Dodge.
She will retire September 1st, and begin service as the Ecumenical Officer of the Council of Bishops.