Bishop & Melissa Beard’s Goodby Gathering

Bishop Beard goes on long-term disability beginning August 1, 2024 and the Committee on Episcopacy is inviting IGRC laity & clergy to an opportunity to express your appreciation for Bishop Beard’s leadership over the past 8 years.

The Goodbye Gathering is a come & go event on Saturday, July 20 at the Springfield First UMC from 2:00 – 4:00pm. If you are unable to attend, but want to express your gratitude, cards can be sent to:

Illinois Great Rivers Conference
Attn: Bishop Beard
Post Office Box 19207
Springfield, IL. 62794-9207