BISHOP’S DAY IN THE DISTRICT
September 25th at 6pm
The Beacon @ Pell City FUMC
After spending the morning with District Leadership, Bishop Wallace-Padgett, the North AL Conference Delegation and the Cheaha District Op Team will lead us in a time together that will include: a recap of the Commission on a Way Forward and Council of Bishops work, information on how participants can share with North Alabama delegates their perspectives on matters related to the 2019 General Conference, and a time of prayer and praise. Please let Ed, Donna, or Stephanie know if you plan to attend.
PRAYING OUR WAY FORWARD
The Council on Bishops invite us to:
1. Pause and pray for our church’s mission and way forward for four minutes from 2:23 through 2:26 a.m. or p.m. OR at another time each day. (2:23-2:26 correlates with the special General Conference scheduled for February 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis, Missouri.) The suggested prayer focus is
* for our increased effectiveness in reaching others for Jesus Christ
* for the 2019 General Conference to find a way forward that honors our Triune God.
2. Engage in a weekly Wesleyan fast from Thursday after dinner to midday on Friday. Those who have health situations which cause food fasts to be inadvisable might consider fasting from a favorite activity like social media, emails or eating desserts.
FINDING OUR WAY FORWARD at HUMC
Mark your calendars for upcoming conversations that will have specific topics of focus:
October 10th The One Church Plan
October 24th The Connectional Conference Plan
November 7th The Traditionalist Plan
In January we will begin having conversations on what each plan might mean for Huffman UMC.
https://www.umcna.org/postdetail/11673901 Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Praying Our Way Forward
https://www.umcna.org/postdetail/11606253 Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Commission on a Way Forward report
https://www.umnews.org/en/news/court-docket-details-proposed-plans-for-umc This article includes an overview of the three plans, as well as a link to the court docket that includes the report (scroll down and click on Docket No. 1018-12)