Healthy Conversations Set for February 21

February 1, 2016

ForumHealthy Conversations Sunday, February 21 3:00 - 5:00pm Mill Grove UMC (7311 Mill Grove Rd, Indian Trail, NC 28079)

Healthy Conversations Resources

Please see below for live-streaming locations The 2015 Annual Conference approved a petition which directed the Bishop to appoint a task force to collaborate with the Justice and Reconciliation Team in developing plans that "lead, model, resource, and cultivate" holy, healthy conversations across the conference.  This forum is the first planned event in which participants will have the opportunity "to listen to one another, to listen for the promptings of God's Spirit, and to discover news ways in which we can serve and be in ministry together in spite of holding  different opinions about a number of issues" (from Bishop's post-Annual Conference Reflections.) On February 21, you are invited to join others in exploring ways in which small groups can engage in healthy conversations around issues of human sexuality.  The afternoon will include:
  • A 4-person demonstration of a Healthy Conversation around Human Sexuality
  • A presentation on guidelines and best practices for healthy conversations
  • An opportunity for small groups at each location to engage in a healthy conversation
  • A discussion of next steps and closing worship with communion.
Because the Healthy Conversation Task Force believes that the most effective conversations around the issue of human sexuality and other important topics happen in small groups where persons have the opportunity to build trust with one another, resources for small group studies will be made available on the conference website for follow-up conversation and study after the event. To encourage as much participation as possible, this forum will be live-streamed to locations in each district: District Live-Streaming Locations Appalachian Millers Creek UMC (3260 North Hwy 16 Millers Creek, NC 28651) Blue Ridge Skyland UMC (1984 Hendersonville Rd Asheville, NC 28803) Catawba Valley First UMC, Gastonia (190 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28052) Metro Mill Grove UMC (7311 Mill Grove Rd, Indian Trail, NC 28079) Northern Piedmont Rehobeth UMC (4475 Rehobeth Church Rd., Greensboro, NC 27406) Smoky Mountain The Foundation for Evangelism (125 N Lakeshore Dr., Lake Junaluska, NC 28745) Uwharrie Pfeiffer University (48380 US-52, Misenheimer, NC 28109) Yadkin Valley Main Street UMC, Kernersville (306 South Main Street Kernersville, NC 27284)
Healthy Conversations Resources