Make Your Voice Heard: Delegation Listening Sessions
|Saturday, January 5||First United Methodist Church in Morganton (200 N. King St, Morganton)||10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, January 6||First United Methodist Church in Salisbury (217 S. Church St., Salisbury)||3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
The time together will include overview information, covenant, and Q&A; table conversations with delegation members at each table; personal statements by participants; and, commissioning of the delegation. Delegation members will be present and available around tables to participate in discussion and hear your perspectives.
If you cannot make one of these sessions, you are invited to share your comments HERE and members of the delegation will receive each comment.
If you would like to make a prepared statement to the gathered body of for no more than three (3) minutes (there will be a timer), you may sign up here:
In order to prepare for the number of participants, please indicate your intent to join the delegation on one of these dates.
To help prepare, you might want to familiarize yourself with the legislation that will be considered by the 2019 General Conference:http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/gc2019-advance-edition-daily-christian-advocate. Other resources are available on the conference website: https://www.wnccumc.org/commissiononawayforwardresources.
You are encouraged to have these conversations in your local church as the denomination is having them at General Conference. Persons have been trained in each district to facilitate these conversations. Talk with your pastor and lay leadership about how best to make this happen.
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.