March 23, 2021
The Conference Board of Laity is pleased to invite all laypersons in the New England Annual Conference to enter the Laity Address Challenge to have an opportunity to give the Laity Address at the 2021 Annual Conference.
The 2021 Annual Conference will be held online June 10-12. The Laity Address will be pre-recorded. The specific date/time of the Laity Address broadcast has not been set.
Our Annual Conference theme is “Building Beloved Community.” Our guiding scripture Psalm 137:4 NIV: "How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land?” The address must use those as its theme.
The address should be 15-20 minutes long. Entrants must submit a written copy of their entire proposed address along with a video of themselves delivering the first five minutes of the address. The deadline to submit your proposed address and video is May 7, 2021.
For more information on how to submit your entry or to ask any questions about entering the challenge, please email Co-Associate Conference Lay Leader Joan Farrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978.582.4670.
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