Bishop, Pastor Lead Study on Sexuality and the Church
Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi and the Rev. Keith McIlwain, pastor of Slippery Rock United Methodist Church launched a four -session study based on Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Slippery Rock Church. Future sessions are set for 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Tuesday Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 2.
Living Faithfully, a four-week, small-group study that is part of the Faultlines collection of books, was created especially for United Methodist pastors to use as they guide their congregations through discussions about the emotionally charged and highly divisive issues related to human sexuality in a way that encourages openness, humility, a spirit of grace, and above all, love for fellow group members. Although diverse viewpoints provide multiple lenses through which to consider different perspectives, the study is based on Scripture from start to finish.
Listen to a podcast of the Sept. 11 session.
Listen to podcast of Sept. 18 session.
In the Spring, the Bishop and the Rev. Alyce Weaver Dunn, WPAUMC director of connectional ministries, will lead a Lenten Bible study Plenty Good Room, based on African-American Spirituals. Those sessions will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursdays March 7, 14, 21, and 29 at Bakerstown UMC.