First Corinthians 2:6-16
Introduction by Pastor Doug
7pm North Carolina: “Mom, I need to tell you something.”
Mom: What do you need to tell me?
Matthew: I need to tell you that I’m gay.
Mom: (silence. Judy wrote, “I didn’t want to say just anything–I had to say the right thing.”) What took you so long to tell me?
UM General Conference to Consider Removing Anti-Gay Bias from Rules
For an overview from Pastor Doug on the reason for the historic conference, follow this link: http://newtonchurch.org/united-methodists-debate-glbtq-rights-223-262019/
Use this Link to LIVE Stream UMC General Conference 2/24 through 2/26.
Note: General Conference begins sessions on Saturday the 23rd with a day of prayer. Dialogue and debate begin Sunday, the 24th.
Prelude: “Kumbaya” African Am. spiritual
Anthem: “Ride Up in the Chariot” African Am. spiritual Suzanne Parker, soprano
Meditation: “Do Lord, Remember Me” African Am. spiritual
Postlude: “Peace Like a River” African Am. spiritual
Religious Education This Week
Confirmation Class – 8:30am
“The Issue of Power” Confirm not Conform Session 11
Last week students were given homework meant to help us identify “How I Can Help.” Using the United Nations Millennium Goals for Human Rights as a guide, each one was asked to reflect further on what each one cares about right now and would like to see changed. This coming Sunday we will take the next step, using those answers. Young people have more power than we realize! This Sunday, reading Mark 2:1-12, we will work to FOCUS that power!
From the Desk of Sheryl Ellis:
This Sunday we again have some wonderful opportunities for our students.
This week’s Sunday School Lessons:
Sunday school students: MUSIC
They will continue to learn the two songs they will be presenting to our congregation.
Our Youth: SERVICE
Participants will be working on a Service Project called “Hope and Comfort.” Remember to bring in any items you wish to donate by this Sunday. Items needed include full size: Shampoo, Soap, Deodorant, Toothpaste and Toothbrushes.