FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 26, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In its continued efforts to inform The United Methodist Church on its processes and work, the Commission on a Way Forward is releasing four more videos this week that document the experiences, hopes, dreams, concerns, approach, and learnings of the 32-member Commission.
The videos released today are:
- Commission on A Way Forward Moderators Overview: Bishops Sandra Steiner Ball, David Yemba and Ken Carter share an overview of their role as moderators for the Commission and how service was one of their primary focus. (Length 5:35).
You Tube https://youtu.be/5tOGnPrLqKg
- Jasmine Smothers, Julie Hager Love and Tom Berlin are all Commission members who are also clergy serving in the SEJ. In this interview they reflect on their experience and their hopes for the future of the United Methodist Church. (Length 5:46).
- Dave Nuckols (laity, Minnesota) and Helen Cunanan (clergy, Philippines) – have a conversation about the Commission on A Way Forward sharing their experiences from very different places in the world. (Length 7:50).
- Bishops Gregory Palmer and Robert Schnase, who are members of the Commission, talk about how the work of the Commission points to the larger mission of The United Methodist Church. (Length 5:35).
Last week, the Commission release four videos. View videos released last week.
About the Commission: The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward was appointed by the Council of Bishops to assist the bishops in their charge from the 2016 General Conference to lead the church forward amid the present impasse related to LGBTQ inclusion and resulting questions about the unity of the church.
MEDIA CONTACT: Rev. Dr. Maidstone Mulenga
Director of Communications – Council of Bishops