Regional gatherings are planned as announced at Annual Conference in response to the interest indicated through district offices.
The gatherings will be led by members of the General Conference Delegation and the Bishop. Laity and clergy are invited to attend any of the gatherings. No pre-registration is required. There will be ample room at each gathering for all who are interested in this conversation at this time.
Sunday, July 15, 3 pm, St Luke, Sanford
Sunday, July 15, 6 pm, Salem, Eastover
Monday, July 16, 7 pm, Bethany, Durham
Tuesday, July 17, 7 pm, St James, Greenville
Wednesday, July 18, 7 pm, Englewood, Rocky Mount
Each gathering will offer brief centering worship and gathering conversation followed by a discussion of the material anticipated for release on or around July 8. This release to the whole church will contain the recommendation of the Council of Bishops and the other two possibilities considered by the Commission on A Way Forward.
Thank you for your continued good spirit, for your prayers for the mission of our church and for your partnership in Christ’s ministry.
Hope Morgan Ward, Bishop
Gray Southern, Delegation Chair
Gary Locklear, Delegation Vice-Chair