Statement From The Western North Carolina General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegation
We, the Western North Carolina Delegation request that the Commission on the General Conference take such action as is necessary for the full consideration of legislation related to the Protocol and the Christmas Covenant from the Philippines, by a Committee of the Whole. We urge the Christmas Covenant, particularly including legislation for the creation of a U.S. Regional Conference, be considered first by the 2020 General Conference, followed by the Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace through Separation, following the adoption of organizing motions.
General Conference: Jennifer Davis, Amy Johnson, Greg Huffman, Lynne Gilbert, Emma Austin, Havaleh Havelka, Shannon Sherfey, Helen Ryde, Lynette Whitaker, Linda Linfors
Jurisdictional Conference: Tonya Lanier, Dana Lyles, Sandy Hieronymus, Caroline Wood, Kathy FitzJefferies, Amy DeVore, Matt Sink, Erin Betlej, Tom Jordan, Megan Jones
Alternates: Tim Kincaid, Coley Hooker, Wade Loftin
General Conference: Kim Ingram, Amy Coles, Jeremy Troxler, James Howell, In-Yong Lee, Ashley Crowder Stanley, Shelly Webb, Carter Ellis, Darryl Dayson, John Sherfey
Jurisdictional Conference: David Hockett, Sally Queen, Sam Moore, Veranita Alvord, Uiyeon Kim, Lory Beth Huffman, Elizabeth Coppedge-Henley, Stephanie Hand, Julia Trantham Heckert, Sarah Belles
Alternates: John Boggs, Lynda Ferguson, Ben Carson
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.