At PUMC, we take seriously our mission “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
A DISCIPLE is a follower of Jesus whose life is centering on loving God and loving others.
We believe that disciples are formed through participation in vital worship, active small groups, and hands-on ministry.
Alignment Committee Presentations
The Alignment Committee has scheduled three presentations to provide information for the congregation about the possible disaffiliation from the United Methodist Church. Each presentation will follow a Sunday worship service and convene at noon in our Fellowship Hall on these dates this year: November 20th, December 4th and December 18th. Please mark your calendars now.
The first presentation will be an orientation on the background, logistics and timelines involving disaffiliation. Following this presentation a panel consisting of Pastor Eric Leonard, Director of Discipleship Troy Sellers, and members of the Alignment Committee will be available to answer questions.
The second and third presentations will offer substantive information on both sides of the issue featuring a series of videos by two Methodist pastors. Rev. Robert Renfroe, a proponent of disaffiliation, will discuss the present schism within Methodism based on differences in scripture relating to God, the Bible, Jesus and human sexuality. Rev. Adam Hamilton, who opposes disaffiliation, watched each of Rev. Renfroe’s videos and created video responses to each one.
Questions are welcome at each presentation; divisive speeches are discouraged.
It is the intent of the Alignment Committee to have these presentations conducted in a civil and balanced fashion, with all viewpoints treated respectfully. The Alignment Committee is not an advocate for any side in this process.
If you have questions concerning what “exploring” disaffiliation means for Park UMC, please refer to the article in the church newsletter addressing this issue.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages will be available.
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Some great gift ideas for the upcoming holidays are found in the Rada catalog. It features lifetime guarantee cutlery, a variety of kitchen utensils, many handy kitchen tools, marinades, cheese balls, party dips, soups and sauces and cookbooks and gift books. Something for everyone on your list!! Check out the catalog by the church office. Questions, contact Sharon Swift