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Informal Communion Service at 9 A.M.
Traditional Worship at 11 A.M.
Message from Reverend Herb Taylor
Hello from Herb,
As we move into February, we remember our call to be a loving people. This is especially on the minds of many of us as United Methodist Church delegates from around the world meet for a special General Conference in St. Louis at the end of the month (Feb. 23-26) to vote, hopefully, to become the inclusive and loving church we are called to be. At present there continues to be language in our “Book of Discipline” (which defines the polity and structure of the United Methodist Church) that is restrictive, prejudicial, and hurtful to LGBTQ people. This present language is inconsistent with my personal theology and my practice of ministry, and our ministry together at Harvard-Epworth. Therefore, I and our church, have ignored this language and have worked for its change. At this General Conference, we are at the brink of that change.
Please join me in praying for our United Methodist Church during this month of February with the fervent hope that love will prevail, and we will move into the future that God holds for us.
To find out more about the General Conference happening later this month and more information about the different proposals go to https://www.neumc.org/GC2019 which has a great deal of information to offer. Also, at our Adult Forum at 10am on Sunday, February 24th we will be talking about this General Conference and if you are interested, please join us for that discussion.
I believe that our United Methodist Church will make a decision based on faith, hope and love, so I have blessed assurance that we will find the right way forward. As Harvard-Epworth Church I want to assure you that we will continue to be the welcoming and affirming church we have always been and will always be. Our ministry is centered on the sacred light that shines in each and every person, regardless of any way we might identify ourselves, and we are blessed to share in ministry with all people in the full inclusiveness of the Spirit of God.