Response to the General Conference Special Session

by Pastor Rai The three-day Special Session of the General Conference called to address the inclusion of LGBTQ+ persons into the full life of the United Methodist Church concluded in St. Louis, Mo., on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The Traditional Plan passed by a margin of 54.3% votes in favor of the plan to 47.7% votes against, a margin of 54 votes. The Traditional Plan affirms the church’s current bans on ordaining LGBTQ+ clergy and officiating at or hosting same-sex marriages. Additionally, the plan enhances the accountability to the church’s requirements and streamlines the process of penalty enforcement for those who…

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World Day of Prayer Service, March 7

This year, the women of the World Day of Prayer Committee of Slovenia call us to worship considering the words “Come—Everything Is Ready.” With these words as backdrop, we are invited to learn about Slovenia’s history and rich cultural diversity. The women of Slovenia share their stories of intergenerational wisdom, traditions, and experiences of God’s profound love and acceptance. The focus is on Jesus’ parable of the Great Dinner (in Lk. 14:15–24). One phrase in theworship service especially captures the ideas we will explore: “Welcoming God, in your love, you have prepared a table for all, and you inspire us…

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Events for Wednesday, Feb. 20 Canceled

The following activities for Wednesday, Feb. 20 have been canceled: UMW Organizational MeetingPastor's Noon Bible StudyFaith with FabricsYouth Group The Chancel Choir practice scheduled for 6:30 p.m. has not yet been canceled. Please stay tuned or contact Linda Boullion for updates.

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