The Way Forward - A Series of Discussions for our Church Family
Sundays, October 28th, November 4th, and November 11th from 4-5:30pm
‘How can Christians make life and community work when they disagree, sometimes quite deeply?’
That question is at the heart of a three-part series entitled ‘A Way Forward’ that we are offering on the Edenton Street campus on October 28th, November 4th, and November 11th. As the General Conference of the United Methodist Church prepares to meet in February of 2019 in an effort to discern a ‘way forward’ in regards to our denomination’s ministry with/alongside LGBTQI persons, it is imperative that we similarly engage in a season of prayerful discernment as a congregation.
We invite you to join us on the aforementioned Sundays from 4 - 5:30 p.m. in Kerr Hall as we hear from theologians, clergy and lay leaders who have devoted their life to leading local churches through navigating conflict and loving all people faithfully.
10/28 - Rev Gray Southern, Capital District Supt. and delegation leader for NC Conference delegates to General Conference. He will share an overview of the process, how the General Conference will work and share some history about how the Methodist Church has dealt with controversial issues in the past.
11/4 - Dr. Randy Maddox, ordained Methodist minister and professor of Wesleyan and Methodist studies at Duke Divinity School, will speak about our Methodist heritage and the study of scripture from the Wesleyan perspective.
11/11 - Rev. Paul Stallworth, Whiteville UMC; Rev. Laurie Hays Coffman, Chaplain at Croasdaile Village in Durham; and ESUMC’s Sam Isley will discuss the topic and model how Christians can dialogue on important issues, even when they disagree.