The General Conference, the legislative body of our United Methodist Church, has been in conversation through the “Commission on a Way Forward,” to examine thoroughly the issue of human sexuality, and possible revision of every paragraph of the Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality. The Commission is also tasked with exploring options that help to maintain and strengthen the unity of the church. We at Wesley seek to engage and share in this conversation as we discern what it means to be a truly Welcoming and Reconciling Congregation that embraces all people, each and everyone as God’s sacred creation. What is the definition of a Reconciling Congregation? In what ways are we presently modeling a Reconciling church? What does it mean for us to fully become a Reconciling Congregation — and what are we, individually and as a congregation, willing to sacrifice and commit to, in being and doing, as the beloved, welcoming and reconciling body of Christ?
We invite you, members and friends of Wesley, to come and share together these questions in “holy conferencing” — conversations in the context of worship, where God is present in conversation with us. Please join us in worship on Sunday, October 1 (World Communion Sunday) at 9:30 a.m. We will begin in the Sanctuary, then move to Kimata Hall for “holy conferencing” — and conclude our worship with the celebration of Holy Communion. Please make every effort to attend.