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The Laity Meet-Up – “Today’s UMC: What laity need to know about General Conference”

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT

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Register today for the first ‘Laity Meet-Up’ on April 6

“Let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another …” [Hebrews 10:24-25]

All laypersons from the Greater Northwest Area are invited to a new laity series named “The Laity Meet-Up,” which kicks off on Saturday, April 6. The free event will be held via Zoom at 9 a.m. AT | 10 a.m. PT | 11 a.m. MT.

Click here to register for this Zoom event. Upon registration, you will receive the link directly from Zoom. If you don’t see it, please check your spam or junk folders.

The Laity Meet-Up, which will be held three to four times per year, aims to enhance lay ministries by equipping and empowering laity to be active and informed voices in our churches and communities – one of the express goals of Bishop Bridgeforth’s “going the M.I.L.E.”*

In the inaugural event on April 6, the Meet-Up topic will be: “Today’s UMC: What Laity Need to Know About General Conference.” A panel of General Conference delegates and reserves will provide accurate information about proposed legislation, squelch disinformation, and share suggestions for communicating what General Conference is really about (and what it is not). To be discussed: removing harmful language from the Book of Discipline, revising church structure, updating the Social Principles, and more!

The Laity Meet-Up is the brainchild of the Greater Northwest Area’s three conference lay leaders: Jo Anne Hayden of Alaska, Nancy Tam Davis of Pacific Northwest, and Paul Nickell of Oregon-Idaho. It is inspired by their reading of Hebrews 10, which unveils the inadequacy of Old Testament sacrifices and upholds Christ’s sacrifice as the ultimate and final atonement for sins. It guides believers on their faith journey, emphasizing the importance of community and perseverance.

While designed for laity across the Alaska, Pacific Northwest, and Oregon-Idaho conferences, The Laity Meet-Up’s gatherings are open to all.


April 6
10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
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