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About Holston

2016 General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegates

2016 General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegates

 

information regarding submitting petitions to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference

 

Click here for >> FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Alice Williams Presentation at Annual Conference 2018

Commission on a Way Forward offers more video resources for 2019 General Conference 

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – In its continued efforts to inform The United Methodist Church on its processes and work, the Commission on a Way Forward is releasing four more videos this week that document the experiences, hopes, dreams, concerns, approach, and learnings of the 32-member Commission.

The videos released today are:

Commission on A Way Forward Moderators Overview:  Bishops Sandra Steiner Ball, David Yemba and Ken Carter share an overview of their role as moderators for the Commission and how service was one of their primary focus.  (Length 5:35).

You Tube https://youtu.be/5tOGnPrLqKg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umcforward/videos/2114673678815014/

Jasmine Smothers, Julie Hager Love and Tom Berlin are all Commission members who are also clergy serving in the SEJ. In this interview they reflect on their experience and their hopes for the future of the United Methodist Church.   (Length 5:46).

YouTube:  https://youtu.be/85KP5qxfCpA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umcforward/videos/2114649482150767/

Dave Nuckols (laity, Minnesota) and Helen Cunanan (clergy, Philippines) - have a conversation about the Commission on A Way Forward sharing their experiences from very different places in the world.  (Length 7:50).  

YouTube: https://youtu.be/pJCPnFqQgUU

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umcforward/videos/2114658032149912/

Bishops Gregory Palmer and Robert Schnase, who are members of the Commission, talk about how the work of the Commission points to the larger mission of The United Methodist Church. (Length 5:35).

YouTube:  https://youtu.be/52EVb7wuva8

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umcforward/videos/2114658685483180/ 

Gil Rendle: A Parable for Today is a video featuring Commission consultant, Gil Rendle. Gil shares a story that illustrates the difference between positions and interests. When we are able to move from holding onto our positions to seeking to understand each other’s underlying interests, we are better able to move forward together. (Length 5:14).

Download: https://tinyurl.com/COWFRendleParable

YouTube: https://youtu.be/D8ZGS6Dpl9g

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umcforward/videos/2114710432144672/

Gil Rendle gives an overview of the Purpose, Principles and Importance of the work of the Commission. This video was recorded during the final Commission meeting in May 2018. The video gives an in-depth theological and technical overview of the work done by the Commission that helps to frame the task given to the delegates to the February 2019 General Conference. (Length 54:18).

Download: https://tinyurl.com/cowfRendleOverview

YouTube: https://youtu.be/j9sDqunec2o

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umcforward/videos/2122158108066571/

Bishop Grant Hagiya, a member of the Commission, shares reflections on the book Anatomy of Peace. Bishop Hagiya explains why the principles of this book can help us make a fundamental shift to allowing spaces where people can have open and honest dialogue with one another. (Length 5:44)

Download: https://tinyurl.com/COWFAnatomyPeace

YouTube: https://youtu.be/6trW2HJuwP8

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umcforward/videos/2122150748067307/

Commission members Donna Pritchard (clergy, Oregon-Idaho Conference), Tom Salsgiver (clergy, Susquehanna Conference) and Leah Taylor (laity, Texas Conference) share reflections on their work, the value of connection, and the relationships they formed during their time together as members on the Commission. (Length 7:02)

Download: https://tinyurl.com/COWFTomDonnaLeah2

YouTube: https://youtu.be/v15xKo_URFU

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umcforward/videos/2122086861407029/

About the Commission: The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward was appointed by the Council of Bishops to assist the bishops in their charge from the 2016 General Conference to lead the church forward amid the present impasse related to LGBTQ inclusion and resulting questions about the unity of the church.

 

The following persons were elected at Annual Conference 2015:


LAITY

General Conference Delegates:  Del Holley, Emily Ballard, Becky Hall, John Tate, Bob LockabyKaren Wright

Jurisdictional: Joyce Moore, (alternate) John Eldridge, (alternate) Charlotte McKee, Carolyn Kidd, Anne Travis, Sam England

Alternates: John Powers, Justin Haynes

CLERGY

General Conference Delegates:  Kim Goddard, Sandra Johnson, Carol Wilson, Wil Cantrell, Randy FryeMark Flynn

Jurisdictional: Paul Seay (alternate), Dennie Humphreys (alternate), Eddie Fox, Jerry Russell, Lauri Jo CranfordKristen Burkhart

Alternates: Catherine Nance

The Holston Conference delegation invites church members to share their questions and concerns by emailing delegation@holston.org

 


Report from The Call regarding the delegation - Learn More

More Info:  GC2016.Holston.org

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