I am appreciative of the many North Alabamians who participated in this Fall’s updates on the Commission on a Way Forward. Approximately 1200 persons engaged in the eight District gatherings held across the Conference.
The insights and feedback we received at these meetings have been compiled and summarized by the Conference Connectional Ministries and Communication offices. In addition, the summary and the raw data have been passed along to the Commission on a Way Forward.
The summary, along with regular updates about the work of the Commission on a Way Forward, are posted on the Conference website at www.umcna.org/COWFinformation. You are invited to be in touch with your District Superintendent if you would like to talk further about the District Days or the work of the Commission on a Way Forward.
A special thanks to Director of Connectional Ministries Linda Holland, Director of Communication Danette Clifton and Conference Lay Leader Steve Lyles for their leadership at the District gatherings. Also, thank you to the District Lay Leaders and District Superintendents for their part in planning, promoting and hosting the District Days.
As always it is a privilege to serve as your bishop.Blessings,