As I am writing this, delegates to the 2019 United Methodist Special General Conference are beginning to arrive in St. Louis. The conference is in session from February 23 – 26. Please be in prayer as this group decides how we, as a denomination, will move forward regarding same-gender weddings and ordination of people who are gay \ lesbian. You can see last month’s newsletter for more information.
The most complete information is available at the UMC.org website
under General Conference Special Session in the Topics section.
No matter what happens the work of the United Methodist Church ‘to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world’ remains as does our vision of ‘Inviting People, Living the Love of Christ.’ I will be attending an all Michigan Conference clergy meeting on Saturday, March 9 where Bishop Bard will be sharing with our conference clergy about the results of this conference and what it means for the church.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6. We will have a worship service at 7:00 p.m. as we begin to deepen our understanding of the death and resurrection of Christ. This Lent our worship series is entitled, “The Final Words from the Cross.” Each Sunday we will reflect on one of the seven final statements of Jesus, seeking to understand the meaning of Jesus’ dying words for our lives today.
Watch your next newsletter and future bulletins for information about Holy Week (Maundy Thursday and Good Friday) services.
See you Sunday! - Pastor Jackie Roe
P.S. The scriptures for each Sunday are being provided following requests during our study of “A Disciples Path”. There are still a few more sessions of the study and books