Called to Witness, Care, and Act: A Message for the Laity of the UMC

September 9, 2020

Recently, the Executive Team of the Association of Annual Conference Lay Leaders (AACLL) published a letter to all laity in the UMC. Entitled "Called to Witness, Care, and Act", the letter provides both encouragement and a call to action to laity in light of the dual pandemics with which we find ourselves engaged, COVID-19 and the sin of deeply rooted racism. The letter serves as an important reminder of our call to remain steadfast during times of trouble, to be a source of hope and healing in our communities and beyond, and to love others as Christ loves us. As the Executive Team writes, "Seasons of pandemic and cultural change do not excuse us from being aware and supportive of our neighbors. Rather, they call us to being there for one another, hearing, listening deeply, and acting."
Read the letter online.
Download a PDF version of the letter.