Important decisions for the future, inspiring speakers, and times of worship marked three critical days of meetings for the Wesleyan Covenant Association (WCA), November 1–3, at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta, Georgia.
The Council of Bishops, in partnership with The Upper Room, is launching Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward. Phase 1 involved 84 members of the Council of Bishops praying for The United Methodist Church’s way forward for 15 minutes daily, from August to December 2016. This was followed by Phase 2, which resulted in 18 continuous months of daily individual and corporate prayer by faithful members of annual conferences around the globe.
One of my favorite movies is Apollo 13. It is an amazing story of teamwork and overcoming adversity. One of my favorite scenes is when the crew of Apollo 13 is beginning the descent to earth. There is much concern about if the crew can even survive re-entry. Two NASA officials are discussing all the things that could go wrong and how this could be the worst disaster NASA has ever experienced. In that moment, the Director of Flight Operations, Gene Krantz, (played by Ed Harris) speaks up: “With all due respect sir, I believe this is going to be our finest hour.”
Thank you to all who joined us in Midlothian for our first Gathering!
We also wish to thank Rev. Keith Boyette and Rev.Jeff Greenway for joining us.
Videos of their talks and the follow-up questions and answers sessions are now available
at the following links
The videos of the speakers at the recent Houston Gathering are now available to be viewed online or downloaded at the WCA’s Vimeo page by clicking here
On July 18, 1773, John Wesley penned a letter to his sister who was “encumbered with worldly business.” Wesley wrote:
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The 3rd International Gathering was recently held in Houston.
The WCA has posted videos of some of the speakers.
These (and other videos) are available to view at WCA’s Vimeo Page by clicking here