Bishop Palmer calls the church to prayer

Beloved,

You have heard me say this before. Today is no different. We are all children of God. Period. Hard stop.

On this day, some of our church family are rejoicing, while others are mourning. Emotions are running high regarding the recent decisions of the Judicial Council. It remains a difficult time for our church family. As your bishop, I will work very carefully with other leaders in the church to interpret faithfully, and I pray missionally, how we will continue to move forward in the work of the church.

Join me in continuing prayer for Bishop Oliveto, her family, the Judicial Council, the Council of Bishops and for our entire United Methodist Church. As you know, I am a member of the Commission on a Way Forward. I covet your prayers as this 32-member commission continues our important work.  This work will be presented to a Special Session of the General Conference on February 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Finally, pray that the...continue reading