Grace United Methodist Church
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Hello Friends, 
 
On February 23 to 26, the United Methodist Church is holding a Special General Conference to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church. The results will have an impact on the church as a whole and local churches and clergy as well. In 2018, Bishop Bard held several Q/A listening sessions throughout the state to present the options recommended by the Commission on a Way Forward.  You can learn more from the link below: 
 
https://michiganumc.org/resources/a-way-forward-toolbox/
 
As Bishop David Bard stated recently, "While most of us like to think of the opinions we hold as well-supported, well-considered and well argued, we would also do  well to acknowledge that in many of the most important things we think about, there is always room for growth and new learning. Often well considered, well-supported and well-argued opinions become so through shared conversation and dialogue. We should, then, be people who are open to new ideas, to new ways of looking at our lives and our faith, open to conversation and dialogue." 
 
On February 10 at 12:30pm, following a lunch in the fellowship hall, we will have a church-wide information and Q/A session about the special General Conference and the options presented by the Commission on a Way Forward. Nursery/childcare will be provided. 
 
If you have any thoughts or questions feel free to contact me. 
 Grace and Peace, Pastor Paul
Paul Hahm