Letter to the Editor: Put thought into voting


An open letter to the lay members of the Annual Conference:


Next month, you will elect persons to represent Mississippi Methodism at the General and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conferences. Those who want to be considered for election will provide you with significant information about themselves.


Please read that information carefully and vote for the candidates whose positions are consistent with those of Mississippi laity at large.


Don’t vote for people because you know them, because they are leaders in the Annual Conference, because they have been elected before, or because of their age, gender, race, or home church.


In the final analysis, all that matters is how our representatives will vote on key issues at General Conference. Please do your part to ensure that the Mississippi Annual Conference elects delegates who will represent the beliefs of Mississippi Methodists.

Garry Ruff

Midway UMC

Moss Point