Living the Connection:
The Continuing United Methodist Church

 

Northern Piedmont District Living the Connection Presentations (May 2022):

  • Plan to attend one of our upcoming Northern Piedmont District presentations on Living the Connection, The Continuing United Methodist Church, on May 1st, May 11th, and May 15th.. Here is a link to an article with more information about those presentations: https://www.northernpiedmontumc.org/post/16433455
  • Sunday, May 1, 2022, 2:00-3:15 pm  (Northern) - Sanctuary, Main Street (Reidsville) UMC, 221 South Main Street, Reidsville, NC 27320
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 6:00-7:15 pm  (Central) - Fellowship Center, Christ (Greensboro) UMC, 410 North Holden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410
  • Sunday, May 15, 2022, 2:00-3:15 pm  (Southern) - Sanctuary, Rehobeth (Greensboro) UMC, 4475 Rehobeth Church Road, Greensboro, NC 27406

As we move towards a likely Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference in November, and a new date for General Conference in 2024, a few of you have reached out to ask if there is anything your church needs to do at this time. The Cabinet has produced an Expanded Profile for both churches and clergy to complete over the next few years to ensure that good communication and consultation takes place for all the churches in our continuing United Methodist Church. As you know, we are a strong connection with a great variety of people and we have long been found to be a group that finds richness and depth in its diversity. No two United Methodist Churches are identical, but all share a strong faith in the Risen Christ and a deep calling to invite others into discipleship. That will never change! 

I feel we can benefit from a time of gathering to talk about the future, even though the next General Conference is now a few years away and there are no steps your church needs to take at this time. Even though no current action is needed, perhaps a time together will benefit your church leaders who may have questions or who may be receiving pressure from outside groups. You will have a place to ask your questions and to receive the information your church may need to calm any anxiety that may have emerged due to the postponement of General Conference. 

I hope you will mark your calendars for whichever date, time, and location works best for you. I look forward to each event, and I cherish whenever we can be together to work under the cross of Christ and in the light of the Resurrection!

Blessings of Peace and Health,
Bev
 
Rev. Beverly B. Coppley
District Superintendent
& Chief Missional Strategist