Thursdays, resuming January 12 at 7:30pm (4 week segments)
“Taking an active stance in society is nothing new for followers of John Wesley. He set the example for us to combine personal and social piety. Ever since predecessor churches to United Methodism flourished in the United States, we have been known as a denomination involved with people’s lives, with political and social struggles, having local to international mission implications. Such involvement is an expression of the personal change we experience in our baptism and conversion.
The Natural World (9/22-10/13)
All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it…
The Nurturing Community (10/20-11/10)
We believe we have a responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals…
The Social Community (1/12-2/9)
We affirm all persons as equally valuable in the sight of God’s sight. We reject discrimination and assert the rights of minority groups to equal opportunities…
The Economic Community (2/16-3/9)
We claim all economic systems to be under the judgment of God no less than other facets of the created order…
The Political Community (4/20-5/11)
We hold governments responsible for the protection of people’s basic freedoms. We believe that neither church nor state should attempt to dominate the other…
The World Community (5/18-6/8)
God’s world is one world. We pledge ourselves to seek the meaning of the gospel in all issues that divide people and threaten the growth of world community….