Loving God and Neighbor in a Church in Crisis

Pre-registration is required for the meal.

Childcare will be provided for those who need it.

Each evening’s format will be as follows:

• Dinner served at 5pm

• Presentations begin at 5:30 and run approximately 30 minutes

• Short centering worship will follow, 10-15 minutes

• Discussion groups will form and continue until 7pm

(Class on Sept. 15 will have three presenters, and will extend until 7:30. There will be no informal discussions that night.)

This is an informational course about the difficult choices facing United Methodists and their local Churches.

For more information, contact Rich Keefe @ (208) 830.9166

Sep 15 – Introduction / hearing experiences from UMC Pastors – 3 guest presenters sharing their stories

Sep 22 – MANNA Potluck Fellowship (No Class)

Sep 29 – How do we interpret scripture? Review previous class and introduce the Quadrilateral

Oct 6 – What the United Methodist Church Believes Discuss beliefs and also the structure/policies of the United Methodist Church

Oct 13 – Fork-in-the-Road: Stay as we are A look at staying & accepting current rules versus stay and resist

Oct 20 – Fork-in-the-Road: Schism Plans Look at some proposed plans for separating/splitting the United Methodist Church

Oct 27 – MANNA Potluck Fellowship (No Class)

Nov 3 – What is our Christian Duty to Self and Church? Look at personal duty to the church on many levels

Nov 10 – What is our Christian Duty to fellow humans? Look at our duty to neighbors. What does it mean to be welcoming?

Nov 17 – Where does our Episcopacy [Oregon-Idaho Conference] stand? What are we hearing from the Western Jurisdiction?

Nov 24 – MANNA Potluck Fellowship (No Class)

Dec 1 – What’s next? Where do you stand? Where does our congregation stand? What do we do now?

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