A Discussion on the Future of The United Methodist Church
We will soon be facing an important time in the life of our United Methodist Church. On February 22-24, 2019, a special General Conference session will be held in St. Louis, Mo. with the purpose of discerning the direction our church will go regarding the human sexuality questions we have debated over many years. We encourage every United Methodist in Oklahoma to be in prayer concerning this conference. We also have available a weekly devotion (written by Oklahoma leaders) that can supplement your prayer time. These resources can be found here.
You are invited to attend a run through of the plans scheduled to be presented at General Conference. This discussion and presentation includes members of the Oklahoma delegation as well as Bishop Nunn. This important gathering will be held on Friday, Oct. 5 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at St. Luke’s UMC Christian Life Center (CLC) in Oklahoma City. There is no charge to attend, however, if you plan on attending you are asked to register to assure adequate seating and handouts. Register to attend this discussion in Oklahoma City. We want to thank you for your prayers, concerns and continued commitment to our beloved church. As challenging as this discussion may be to some, it also offers us hope for a future that will best reflect our ongoing commitment to making disciples for the transformation of the world. We look forward to seeing many of you on Oct. 5.
– Rev. Linda Harker, Chair Oklahoma Delegation
– Rev. Joseph Harris, Assistant to Bishop Nunn
– Dr. Don Kim, Oklahoma Delegation
If you are not able to attend, we will live stream this important discussion here at Bartlesville First Church. The church will be open 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 for those interested. Rev. Tari Carbaugh will be present to help answer any questions during the discussion.