Have you ever gotten into a discussion with someone who held a strong opinion on a subject yet couldn't explain why he or she thought and felt the way he or she did? Whatever the reason for our perspectives, stopping and thinking about why we believe what we do is an important tool for preparing us to engage with others around us, especially those who view things differently.
The United Methodist Church’s Social Principles address topics from Agriculture to War, and everything in between. If it's an issue in today's society, the UMC has thoughts on it!
On its 50th anniversary, our denomination is soliciting feedback from everyday Methodists as the Principles are revised. This is a chance to make our voices heard! In a joint effort between the
Sunday morning discussion group and the Young Adults group, Pastor Tracey, Morris DuBose, and Jeremy Grossman will be facilitating discussions on some of these principles and involving others (guest speakers) passionate about these topics.
The morning group will meet June 10, 17, and 24 and July 8, 15, and 22 in the parlor conference room @ 9:15 (childcare provided in the nursery). The evening group (including snacks) will meet June 24, July 8, and July 22 in the Friendship Room from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Each week is a distinct topic; attend what interests you.
June 10 – Creation
June 17 – The Nurturing Community
(including marriage, family, sexuality, etc.)
June 24 – Social Issues
July 8 – Politics
July 15 – Economics
July 22 – Global Concerns
To access the updated social principles online, paste the following link into your web browser: https://www.umcjustice.org/documents/89
6/21/2018 11:49:07 pm
United Methodist Christians have their own rules and principles especially when we talk about faith. Other religions have their own ways as well for sure. We are all divided by our belief, but that doesn't mean that we should argue and fight over these things. By the way, you came up with a lot of exciting activities for the members. I have this feeling that those who belong in your religion will enjoy all of these.
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