Aldersgate Covenant event calls on Holy Spirit

“I have never been to a United Methodist meeting like this.”

That was a commonly heard, positive statement among the more than 160 people who attended Gathering of the Aldersgate Covenant May 16-17 at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan.

Twenty years ago, the first Aldersgate Covenant gathering resulted in legislation adopted by General Conference, the denomination’s top lawmaking body. But this weekend’s event focused not on church rules and governance but on prayer for the Holy Spirit to revive the people called United Methodist.

“The kind of revival that we’re talking about is a renewed depth of faith,” preached retired Bishop Violet Fisher.

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