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Welcome/Hospitality Thursday, Nov 15 @ 4:45 PM
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal Thursday, Nov 15 @ 7:00 PM
United Methodist Men Friday, Nov 16 @ 7:00 AM
Contemporary Worship Sunday, Nov 18 @ 8:30 AM

"A Way Forward" Presentations

"A Way Forward" Presentations

Update: Keith Branham will be presenting to the Searchers Sunday School class on Nov. 18 (and probably to the Journeys in Faith class the first Sunday in January).  Anyone is welcome to attend these presentations.


 The Commission on a Way Forward was proposed by the Methodist Council of Bishops and approved by the 2016 General Conference to do a complete examination and possible revision of every paragraph of the Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and explore options that help to maintain and strengthen the unity of the church. 


The Council's work was guided by the desire to strategically help the General Conference move forward while recognizing and affirming that United Methodists hold a wide range of positions regarding issues of human sexuality. The goals of the Commission were:

  • To design a way for being the church that maximizes the presence of a United Methodist witness.
  • To allow for as much contextual differentiation as possible, given our global realities.
  • To create as much unity as possible to achieve our stated mission.

From this work, three plans emerged:
1. The Traditionalist Plan
2. The One Church Plan
3. The Connectional Conference Plan


Wednesday, October 24, at 7p.m.


On Wednesday, October 24, at 7p (after Faith Encounter) in the Atrium, Keith Branham will be facilitating an informational seminar that will provide an overview of the process that led to the development of the three plans, the basic content of each plan, and next steps.


Option for Sunday School Classes


If Sunday School classes are interested in scheduling this presentation, please contact Keith Branham (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Website: http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/commission-on-a-way-forward





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