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New Reconciling Ministries

Please give a warm welcome to the newest Reconciling Ministries of the movement:

Youth Group of Webster Hills UMC in St. Louis, MO


Engaging the Community Small Group of Bethel International UMC in Columbus, OH

Click here to see a map of all Reconciling Ministries.

In the News & Newsworthy

UMNS reports that the Judicial Council declines to rule on the constitutionality of the Protocol, citing "that taking an early action on the constitutionality of the Protocol could potentially place a constitutional seal of approval on one proposed legislative item."

Bering Memorial Church in Houston, TX, is the latest to vote to disaffiliate from The UMC. UMNS reports on Bering's vote and developments from other recently disaffiliated churches.

With gratitude to Cynthia Astle of UM Insight: "Now is the time for United Methodists to protect transgender children from such abuse and to defend transgender persons everywhere. If you live in one of the states listed below where anti-transgender legislation is proposed, we urge you to contact your legislators and oppose these bills. Children and youths need our protection from this prejudice right now."

The Christmas Covenant team is hosting a Call to Prayer on May 8th, when General Conference was originally scheduled to meet for a special session, to remember the lives lost to the pandemic, pray for the sick, and lift up the justice and compassion ministries of The UMC. 

Our ecumenical friends at Church of St. Paul & the Redeemer Episcopal Church in Chicago are seeking applicants for their Murray Fellows program. This is a mentorship program for young adults ages 18-30 from all Christian traditions,
in discernment for all types of lay and ordained vocations in ministry.

TODAY – Part 3: Gender Identity 101

Today at 12pm ET | 9am PT, Parents Reconciling Network (PRN) and the United Methodist Alliance for Transgender Inclusion (UMATI) are teaming up to talk about the basics of gender identity. This is the third part of the series, so if you've already seen Parts 1 and 2, this will be new content.

If you have an LGBTQ loved one and want to learn to be a better advocate for them, you can still sign up for today's session here.

Register for Gender 101 Here

In Case You Missed It: Virtual Worship Service

ICYMI, you can watch (or rewatch) our worship service from last Sunday. It was a beautiful, challenging, and inspiring service with voices from around the connection. If you haven't already, please enjoy the music, preaching, scripture, readings, testimonies, and more.
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Supporting the Work of Reconciliation

Are you inspired by the work of the Reconciling movement? We are, too.

If you're excited about the ministry of Reconciliation in every corner of the Church and world, we invite you to become a member of The Wellspring. Wellspring members give on a monthly or other regular basis to prayerfully and intentionally strengthen the Reconciling movement around the world. Thank you for your consideration!
Join The Wellspring

Signing up New Reconciling United Methodists

Do you know someone who'd like to stay in touch with the Reconciling movement? Send them to this website, and we'd be glad to keep them in the loop. Thank you!

Reconciling Job Openings

- NEW Glendale UMC (Nashville, TN) - Staff Pianist
- NEW Grace UMC (Baltimore, MD) - Communications and A/V Specialist
- St. Mark UMC (Atlanta, GA) - Director of Communications/Multimedia
- Bethany UMC (Madison, WI) - Director of Music
- Hope Church (Bloomington, IL) - Director of Worship
- FUMC Arlington Heights (Arlington Heights, IL) - Director of Children & Youth Ministries
- Inclusive Collective @ NIU (Chicago, IL) - Campus Ministry Resident
- Grandview UMC (Lancaster, PA) - Administrative Assistant
- Grandview UMC (Lancaster, PA) - Youth Minister and Media Production
- Arch Street UMC (Philadelphia, PA) - Worship Arts Director
- St. Matthews UMC (Acton, MA) - Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry
- HA:N (New York, NY) - Director of Children's Ministry
- The Fountains (Fountain Hills, AZ) - Mission and Outreach Coordinator
Let us know what you think about these upcoming gatherings. 
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