“Encourage” was the theme for the Tuesday evening worship service. Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of The World Council of Churches, was the preacher. The Plymouth (Michigan) First United Methodist Church choir and the choir from the Korean United Methodist Church of Atlanta were the guest worship artists.
Commentary: Evaluating the GC2019 organizational plan
A reserve lay delegate praises some of the organizational plan for the special General Conference 2019, but raises concerns about other points, including selection of committee officers.
Commentary: Should be hard to leave denomination
A church leadership scholar argues making it too easy for churches leaving the denomination removes the impetus to stay with the struggle and undermines the historical goal of unity among Christians.
Commentary: Officially or unofficially, church will separate
No matter how much we value our shared heritage, the Rev. Thomas E. Bowsher believes The United Methodist Church is already divided and cannot be reconciled.