Minnesota, last year we declared who are are.
With a vote of over 85%, we declared we are a church rooted in Jesus, grounded in Wesleyan theology, inclusive of all persons, and engaged in the work of justice and reconciliation. With a vote of over 80%, we recognized the harm of The Traditional Plan and made a covenant together that we would not perpetuate this harm in any form. (view legislation here)
Now is the time to lead. The Minnesota Annual Conference is holding gatherings around the state to hear from you. We need you to attend - wearing your Minnesota Methodist t-shirt and sharing the need for us to be that just, inclusive church.
Please find a gathering in your area and attend.
Saturday, February 22, 10 a.m. - Moose Lake United Methodist Church, 301 3rd Street, Moose Lake
Sunday, February 23, 2 p.m. - Grace United Methodist Church, 2615 Clearwater Road, Saint Cloud
Monday, February 24, 7 p.m. - White Bear Lake United Methodist Church, 1851 Birch Street, White Bear Lake
Saturday, February 29, 10 a.m. - Evangel United Methodist Church, 2645 Broadway Avenue N, Rochester
Saturday, February 29, 2 p.m. - Hubbard United Methodist Church, 12150 Broadway Road, Park Rapids
Sunday, March 1, 1 p.m. - Prospect Park United Methodist Church, 22 Orlin Street, Minneapolis
Sunday, March 1, 4 p.m. - Alexandria United Methodist Church, 2210 6th Avenue E, Alexandria
Monday, March 2, 630 p.m. - The Grove - Woodbury Campus, 7465 Steepleview Road, Woodbury
Monday, March 2, 630 p.m. - Hilltop United Methodist Church, 108 S Manitou Drive, Mankato
Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m. - Grand Rapids United Methodist Church, 1701 SE 5th Avenue, Grand Rapids
Sunday, March 8, 4 p.m. - Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 202 N 4th Street, Marshall
Monday, March 9, 6:30 p.m, - Faith United Methodist Church, 1530 Oakdale Avenue, West Saint Paul
We know how schedules get, how busy we all are.
But we must show up at these events to share we have not forgotten what we declared last year. We must show up to talk to others. To be together as one. To move forward together to be just. To move forward together to be inclusive.
It is time, Minnesota.