Bishop Hope Morgan Ward and the Cabinet of the NC Conference call clergy and laity to prayer for our church and to conversation as the new year begins. Each clergy-person, along with a key leader from his/her church or charge, is asked to participate in Circles of Abundant Grace the week of January 9-15, 2017.
Circles of Abundant Grace are facilitated conversations that will focus on the future of the United Methodist Church. A “Commission on a Way Forward” has been configured by the Council of Bishops and has begun studying matters of human sexuality and unity in the United Methodist Church. The Circles of Abundant Grace in the North Carolina Conference will offer opportunity to gain clarity about the decisions of the 2016 General Conference and the Commission on a Way Forward, as well as the unfolding of processes in the new year. The Circles will be sacred spaces to speak to one another out of our hearts, to listen well and to grow in grace.
To register, visit https://districts.nccumc.org/circles-of-abundant-grace/.
For more information, please contact
Rev. Molly Shivers, Director of Conflict Transformation Ministries, or
Rev. Gray Southern, Capital District Superintendent