Seven Methodist ministers yesterday made a traditional approach to the chiefly host of their 2009 annual conference to announce its cancellation.
Former church president Reverend Laisiasa Ratabacaca led the 11-man delegation and made a presentation for Rewa to accept the church's decision made on Friday.
"It was a difficult task for the church to convey this message to the vanua of Rewa and it was also difficult for the Marama Roko Tui Dreketi (Ro Teimumu Kepa) to accept," church assistant general secretary Reverend Tevita Banivanua told the Fiji Times.
"But we're strengthened by God's word when He said: 'For when I am weak, then I am strong' (2 Corinthians 12:10)."
He told the Fiji Times there were two ways to deal with the State's decision not to allow the conference - to be confrontational, which the church did not want to be seen as, or be humble.
"That is God's will," he said.
He said the vanua Rewa had accepted this decision since it only awaited the voice of the church.
Ro Teimumu is currently bound by strict bail conditions, which means she would not be able to call for any meetings to inform her people of this decision.