Praying for General Conference

arch-Spirit-posterFrom Pastor Chuck …

By now, most of Luminary’s members know about the upcoming Special General Conference of the United Methodist Church, to be held in St. Louis Saturday, Feb. 23, through Tuesday, Feb. 26. Many of us have been praying in advance of this important event, where 864 delegates representing the global UM church will attempt to resolve our position regarding homosexual marriage and ordination.

On the first official day, Saturday, the United Methodists in St. Louis will be together for prayer and worship. I want to ensure we have a way to join them in Spirit. The church sanctuary will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day. On the half-hour (10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., etc.), I will lead those present in a brief prayer liturgy, and other prayer resources will be available during this time. Communion also will be offered throughout the day.

If possible, we also will live stream what is happening in St. Louis so we can join them in their specific prayers when appropriate.