[NEUMC – January 3, 2020]
The Council of Bishops announced Jan. 3, 2020 that a diverse group of representatives from United Methodist advocacy groups with contrasting views and bishops from around the world has collaborated on a proposed agreement for the separation of The United Methodist Church (UMC) that has the unanimous support of all the parties involved.
A livestream event will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, on the UM News Facebook page and umnews.org, to provide further clarity and explanations of the plan by members of the Mediation Team. The interview will be recorded and archived on umnews.org for future viewing.
For questions or comments, about the proposal, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diverse leaders’ group offers separation plan.
See the story from United Methodist News Service.
On February 17th, 2019 Pastor Bob offered a follow-up gathering to further discuss Human Sexuality and The United Methodist Church. We reviewed what he shared in the previous October regarding A Way Forward. Slides from that first gathering are still available here. The primary focus for this second gathering was to take a look at what Holy Scriptures say about homosexual practice and to talk a bit about our way forward based on what comes from the Special Session of General Conference. Annotated slides from this gathering are available here.
As our spiritual leader and the elder responsible for the ordering of God’s church in Moultonborough, he implores you to study the slides from this gathering, to be in prayer with the heart and mind of Christ, and to stay in conversation and unity as the body of Christ. He sees the potential for great growth in the body, as we show the world how we can be led by the Spirit and love as Jesus loved. He offered another follow-up gathering after a post-General Conference session of local UMC clergy on March 16th in Lebanon, NH.