Skip to Main Content

Summer Reading

Posted: June 26 2017 at 12:00 AM

Each active clergy serving local churches should have received a copy of the book Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality put together by the General Board of Higher Education at either the clergy session or annual conference. If you still need to pick up your free book, contact your District Office.

Unitybook 194x300

Bishop Sally Dyck commends this book as we prepare for a day of conversation titled “The United Methodist Church: Into the Future” on Saturday, September 16. It will be held at Grace UMC in Naperville. Retired Bishop Sharon Zimmerman Rader will help lead the conversation and we will reflect on the following questions from the Council of Bishops:

  • In our diverse and global existence, what is the shared mission/purpose of the Church?
  • Is there a proactive way for us to live together in our differences that doesn’t presume that we will resolve our differences? What would it be?
  • What might be a form of unity that would empower us living together?
  • What is our witness and what can be our witness to the world in relation to our differences?

The book can be used as a study guide in your local church before or following the event. Click here for more information. For more information and resources on the Commission on a Way Forward visit: www.umcnic.org/wayforward.

News & Announcements

Bill Buchholtz

CONAM and the Native American ministry of presence

The NIC Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) says it's never too early or too late to hold a Native American Sunday service.

Dsc 0228

Bishop's statement on Van Dyke verdict

All eyes around the country have been on Chicago the last few weeks during the trial against Jason Van Dyke, a police officer who killed Laquan McDonald while on duty. There is no joy…

Prayingcity

An Open Letter from Courtroom 500 to the Chicago Faith Community

Now is a time for unity in the faith community. It is not a time separate into denominational divisions and sectarian separatism. It is essential for members of…

Safegatherings

DYK? - Foundation for Building Safe Sanctuaries

As fall settles in, Sunday School and youth ministries ramp up. At the same time, news stories of child abuse in the church remind us that we all need to provide safe space for o…

Print