Conversations On A Way Forward ... Sunday, November 18 @ 2:30 - 4:00 pm
On Sunday, November 18, we will welcome Iowa Conference Bishop Laurie Haller to Cedar Falls First UMC to lead conversations on the proposals from the Commission on a Way Forward. These proposals address the way(s) in which we might maintain church unity while living in a time of controversy regarding issues of human sexuality.
What’s it all about?
It is clear that continual debate will not win all of us over to the same understanding of human sexuality issues, so rather than continue that unproductive debate, a new question arises: How do we go forward in ministry together with people with whom we disagree?
A special General Conference of the United Methodist Church has been called for February, 2018. United Methodists from all over the world will meet in St. Louis to act on this one issue.
Bishop Laurie, along with General Conference Delegates, will be visiting each Iowa district share information on the proposals and possibilities, and to lead us in Conversations on the Way Forward. The gathering for our Northeast District will be here at First UMC, Cedar Falls, on Sunday, November 18. The goals are to have every United Methodist informed of the situation, and to hear your concerns.
All United Methodists in the Northeast District - including you! - are invited to join us for this special and important event.
If you would like to know more about the special 2019 General Conference, or the Commission on a Way Forward, follow this link:
If you are unable to attend the Cedar Falls event, a similar event held in the South Central district (Knoxville, IA) has been recorded and is available at the Iowa Conference Website.