New and Renewing Churches introduces Moving Forward Together initiative
Executive Director of New and Renewing Churches Rev. Suzanne Katschke shares a new resource entitled "Moving Forward Together" which is an initiative created by New and Renewing Churches in partnership with Bishop Wallace-Padgett and North Alabama Conference leaders, pastors, and congregations.
The purpose of this resource is to provide support and resources for people feeling abandoned or displaced from their local United Methodist Church due to disaffiliation.
Rev. Katschke shares, "We welcome anyone who desires to remain connected to the United Methodist Church through discipleship, mission, sacrament, and worship."
The resources are listed at www.umcna.org/moving-forward-together. They include ways to connect online, receive pastoral care, attend a virtual worship service, get discipleship resources, move your membership, give, or contact one of the Conference's newly-created District Developers who will assist people to determine next steps. Resources will continue to be added as specific needs are identified.
There are several ways to access the resources and people ready to be in ministry with you.
- Visit www.umcna.org/moving-forward-together
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Join the private Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/movingforwardtogethernac
- Take part in an online Zoom gathering on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. for an opportunity to gather, support, and encourage one another as leaders continue to determine what would be most helpful to you. Register for the Zoom at https://na-reg.brtapp.com/movingforwardtogether.
Rev. Katschke adds, "We hope the resources and support will be of value to you. We look forward to walking with you as we continue to live our lives as United Methodists. You matter to us, and we are grateful for you as we move forward together."