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Bishop Gregory V. Palmer will be visiting the Dayton area to share an update on the work of The Commission on the Way Forward. Please join our Bishop and clergy and laity of the Miami Valley District at Sulphur Grove UMC (7505 Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, OH 45424) on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Everyone in our district and the surrounding areas is encouraged to attend. On April 7, 2018, Bishop Palmer will give an overview and update of the Commission’s work and engage us in conversation. There will be an opportunity for questions .This is a great learning opportunity for those who participate.

Bishop Palmer is a member of the 32-member group which includes UMC clergy and laity from throughout the world 

The Commission has been meeting regularly since January 2017 regarding human sexuality and the inclusion of LGBTQ people in the United Methodist Church. The Commission will make a report to the Council of Bishops before the special General Conference which will convene in February of 2019 in St. Louis, Mo. The General Conference delegates will discuss and vote on the recommendations the bishops have proposed. Those recommendations are still being formulated.


The Mystery of Loving Others

WASHINGTON (UMNS) — The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, chief executive of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society, believes that God made us to seek companionship, and developing relationships often means looking past differences to form a bond. “The mystery of loving others increases our love for God,” she writes. Henry-Crowe’s commentary is part of “Many Voices, One Faith,” a forum for sharing theological perspectives on topics of interest in the church. 

Click here to read commentary.
Click here for the United Methodist Forum page.


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Good Works Mission Trip 2018