Gainesville District

 

 

Greetings Gainesville District!


As we enter the month of August, there is much to plan and prepare for in the months ahead. Fall brings the season of school sessions beginning, Charge Conferences, evaluations, program kick-offs, etc., all with the faithful continuance of worship, prayer, Bible study, the sharing of the sacraments and discipleship formation. There is much ahead for the Fall of 2018.

As we continue to faithfully serve Christ through the church, at issue for us as United Methodists is the upcoming 2019 called General Conference session where we will receive and vote on the report from the Commission on the Way Forward.  As most know, not all United Methodists are of the same mind concerning the issue Human Sexuality, and this Commission was charged with discerning a way forward for our beloved church. Their final report has been issued, and we now have the opportunity to read the entire report for ourselves.

The report may be found by following this link:  http://s3.amazonaws.com/Website_Properties/council-of-bishops/news_and_statements/documents/Way_Forward_Report_-_Final_-_ENGLISH.pdf

In this report, one will find a comprehensive overview of three plans: The One Church Plan, the Connectional Conference Plan and the Traditionalist Plan. Each plan provides the changes that would occur in the Discipline should that particular plan be adopted and the implications it has for the overall church. At the end of the report, one will find a report concerning the impact on the Wespath Pension plan with each of the proposals. 

During the month of August, I will be working with the pastors of the district to discover the best way to move forward with having conversations across the district. I will make sure resources are available and that pastors and congregations know where those resources may be found. In the meantime, I encourage everyone to read this report for themselves. We will find healthy ways to discuss these findings together and how we can commit ourselves to continued service to Christ through the United Methodist Church.

Peace and grace,

Alice

 

 

District Superintendent


Alice Rogers
(770) 536-2586
alice.rogers@ngumc.net
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Administrative Assistant

Carolyn Morris
(770) 536-2586
gnsv@ngumc.net

Contact Information

343 Northside Drive  
Gainesville, GA 30501  

(770) 536-2586 Phone
(770) 536-7188 Fax

gnsv@ngumc.net http://www.ngumc.org/gnsv