Category: Organizing

This Saturday …

Here’s a short summary regarding this Saturday’s annual gathering at First Broad Street UMC in Kingsport. See our earlier posting for more details. Doors are open at 9 a.m., and worship begins at 10 a.m. A business meeting follows worship, and then we will…

Indianapolis Plan

The following is from Keith Boyette, president of the Wesleyan Covenant Association. It describes the “Indianapolis Plan,” the beginnings of what might go before 2020 General Conference. “Centrists, Progressives and Traditionalists Work Toward a Fair Plan of Separation”

Toward Mutual Care, Pt. 3

By Chuck Griffin Holston WCA Chair Part Three of Three Previously, I’ve talked about the likely split to come and the value of mutual care for one another regardless of theological differences. I also suggested some steps we can take now to prepare. As…

Toward Mutual Care, Pt. 2

By Chuck Griffin Holston WCA Chair Part Two of Three Previously, I talked about changing our mindsets, accepting the denominational split likely to come and moving toward mutual care for one another as the situation develops. Here are two broad ideas Holston progressives, centrists…

Toward Mutual Care, Pt. 1

By Chuck Griffin Chair, Holston WCA First of Three Parts. A split in our denomination is a near certainty. I know, I know, it’s hard to get our heads around this idea—so many have so much invested in the existence of the United Methodist…