The next gathering of the North Carolina Episcopal-United Methodist Dialogue will bring together both North Carolina United Methodist bishops and three Episcopal bishops to Mt. Pleasant UMC near Greensboro at 3 p.m., on Oct. 19. At 7 p.m., the bishops will lead a service of reaffirmation of the baptismal covenant. The afternoon session will include comments by a United Methodist bishop and by an Episcopal bishop on “The State of the Church in Our Tradition.” Dialogue participants will follow with discussion of the issues raised in these presentations. After a brief update on the National Dialogue, the bishops will form a question and answer panel, exploring matters that seem to be “sticking points” in the effort to move toward full Communion.
The service of baptismal reaffirmation will offer a chance for worship together. Congregations within driving distance of Greensboro may wish to invite their members to be a part of this service. Persons attending the afternoon session and planning to remain for the evening service can reserve a snack supper by sending a check for $5.00 made payable to “North Carolina Conference,” to the attention of LeeAnne Thornton, P. O. Box 10955, Raleigh, North Carolina 27605.
Mount Pleasant UMC is at the corner of Mt. Hope Church Rd. and Hwy. 70 (5120 Burlington Road) in Greensboro. Take exit 132 off Interstate 85 and follow Mt. Hope Church Rd. for two miles (toward McLeansville) to the church. If you have questions, contact Patricia Page (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Belton Joyner (email@example.com).