This weekend the United Methodist Church General Conference is meeting in St. Louis. The primary agenda item will be a vote on ”The Way Forward” report and determine the official stance of the church on issues of human sexuality. Serving in ministry for more than twenty years human sexuality is a topic that has historically been a source of pain, conflict, and division in the in the United Methodist Church.
In February, we are encouraging Gardeners to bring a friend to service to celebrate the gift of friendship and be mindful of what it means to share in a loving community. In a world where we celebrate individuality, we want to pause and focus on our need for one another.