Upcoming Listening Sessions with the Tennessee Conference
The Commission on a Way Forward*, established by the 2016 General Conference of the United Methodist Church, is expected to release their report at the end of the month. This report is being released early, so churches may be aware of the options that will be considered the the special session of the General Conference in St. Louis in February of 2019. The Tennessee Conference is planning a series of listening sessions for dialogue with the general conference delegates.
In addition to these sessions, the BUMC Lead Team will review this report with the congregation on Wednesday, September 12 & 19 (time, location, and childcare information will be posted HERE).
BUMC is a member of the Harpeth River District, but all listening sessions with members of our General Conference Delegation are open to everyone and will be on Sundays, 3-5 p.m.
Manchester First (Stones River District)
Manchester First UMC
105 Church St
Manchester, TN 37355-1670
Cookeville First (Caney Fork River District) AND Donelson Heights (Cumberland River District)
First UMC Cookeville
204 E Spring St
Cookeville, TN 38501-3310
Donelson Heights UMC
84 Fairway Dr
Nashville, TN 37214-2145
Columbia First (Harpeth River District)
Columbia First UMC
222 W 7th St
Columbia, TN 38401-3234
Clark Memorial (Red River District)
Clark Memorial UMC
1014 14th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208-3054
Madison Street (Red River District)
Madison Street UMC
319 Madison St
Clarksville, TN 37040-3646
*About the Commission: The Commission on a Way Forward was created after the 2016 General Conference approved a motion for the Council of Bishops to name a commission that would explore options to keep the unity of the church that had been threatened over the question of inclusion of LGBTQ persons. The Commission is a diverse body that represents the global church with members coming from nine countries with a variety of theological perspectives. The Commission is one third laity, one third clergy, and one third bishops and includes younger persons, LGBTQ persons, professors, administrators, pastors, youth ministers, campus ministers, lay leaders, large church pastors, and persons identified with renewal and advocacy groups.