Making Space for Love, Joy, Peace…

Making Space for Love, Joy, Peace…

Dear Friends, Psalm 132 captures David’s desire to build “a place for the Lord, a dwelling place for the Mighty One.” (Psalm 132:4-5) One of the challenges in our media-saturated, 24-hour-cable-connected, Facebook-Twitter-addicted culture is to create space for God...
One Church Plan Comparison Chart

One Church Plan Comparison Chart

The One Church Plan provides a generous unity that gives conferences, churches and pastors unique flexibility to reach their missional context without disbanding the connectional nature of The United Methodist Church. In the One Church Plan, no annual conferences,...
Commission’s Legislative Proposals

Commission’s Legislative Proposals

The report of the Commission on a Way Forward and the related legislative proposals are now posted publicly on the Judicial Council website. Uniting Methodists strongly support the One Church Plan which the majority of both the Commission and the Council of Bishops...
A Way Forward

A Way Forward

by Bishop Robert Schnase (originally posted on the Rio Texas Conference blog, en español aquí and used by permission) Dear Friends, Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Two weeks ago, the Council of Bishops received the final report from the...
“I Believe I Am Being Led By The Holy Spirit”

“I Believe I Am Being Led By The Holy Spirit”

This resource is an abbreviated version of a longer booklet written by Rev. Dr. Adolf Hansen. As Dr. Hansen describes in the booklet’s addendum, this version demonstrates “one way United Methodist laity and clergy might carry out their responsibilities if...
How Will We Be Known?

How Will We Be Known?

by Rev. Dr. William O. (Bud) Reeves I’m going to go out on a limb here. The Commission on the Way Forward, the group established by the Council of Bishops at General Conference in 2016, is presenting a final report to the Council, who will then present a proposal to a...
A “Fixed and Free” Romans 14 Church (Perspectives 4)

A “Fixed and Free” Romans 14 Church (Perspectives 4)

by Scott Gilliland This past week, the local church I serve, Lovers Lane UMC, hosted a gathering of area clergy and lay leaders interested in learning more about a movement called “Uniting Methodists.” Leading the presentation and ensuing discussion were...
Uniting Methodists Conference Videos

Uniting Methodists Conference Videos

These videos are the primary lectures and conversation starters from the Uniting Methodists Conference at Impact Church from November 2017. Conference Opening & Greeting Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson Opening Worship Jasmine Smothers Learning Session, Part 1 David N....

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