Sunday's meeting regarding judicial Council and Methodist challenges.

I want to thank all of you who attended the information meeting Sunday regarding the challenges that the United Methodist Church faces and the upcoming decision of the Judicial Council. Please be in prayer for those on the Judicial Council and for our UM Church. I thought Sunday was a good start and I look forward to continued conversations about our larger church and New Covenant.

The following are the links to the resources we handed out to you on Sunday at the meeting. Please keep in mind this is not a comprehensive list. There is a lot of information where we are as a church and there seems to be an increasing amount of reflections and opinions floating around on the Internet now that the decision of the Judicial Council is upon us. I would recommend starting with the article by Chris Ritter, a United Methodist pastor in Illinois. The article is entitled, “UM Pastors, It’s time to have "The Talk."

I look forward to our two Wednesday night talks where we can be more in depth about our challenges and reflect on some of the questions that have been submitted. See you Wednesday.

In Christ,


UM Pastors, It’s Time to Have “The Talk”

Chris Ritter

Resources for Further Study of United Methodist Issues