Skylands District includes workshop on Reconciling Congregations in Day of Learning
The Skylands District Day of Learning “Resourcing the Church for Vital Ministry” was held in February and included a number of workshops that participants could choose from. Included in those workshops was “Toward an Inclusive Church: An Introduction to the Reconciling Ministries Network.” The workshop included discussion around the Book of Discipline’s current stance regarding homosexuality, and why a large percentage of the UMC thinks that stance should change, and how congregations can work toward change NOW by involvement with the Reconciling Ministries Network. The steps for becoming a Reconciling Congregation were explained. The workshop was led by Rev. Amanda Hemenetz and members of Mount Tabor UMC, which recently voted to become a Reconciling Congregation.
Reconciling witness at Annual Conference
A group is gathering to plan a witness and a dinner or lunch at Annual Conference. If you’d like to be a part of the planning, please contact Helen.