There are two things that I want to write about this month; first is the Lenten season that is coming up starting on February 6th. This year we are going to be using an Adam Hamilton study called Simon Peter. This study will explore the life of Jesus’ “rock” and how Simon Peter formed into the disciple that Jesus converses with the most. I encourage you all to order a book and read it. I also encourage you all to take part in the Wednesday night study. We will start with a soup and bread supper, move into the sanctuary for a short 20-minute video, then into breakout groups to discuss. The setting will be the same as the Advent with the groups mixed between the two churches. Please come and be a part of some great conversation and communion. Also, please be sure to check the schedule of the location.
The second topic is what is happening in the United Methodist Church. As I write this, there will be a special General Conference meeting taking place on February 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri. I know that I have spoken briefly about this meeting and some have asked for a summary of what this conference is about, so I figured that I would give you all the opportunity to look at what the plans are. I want you to understand that these are recommendations and can be amended at the conference. I must admit that there is no perfect plan, and the decision can be made to just keep the Discipline the same.
I want you all to keep this General Conference in your prayers; these people are working hard to make the United Methodist Church open to all the world.
Blessing on your month ahead,