Starting April 8 worship service until Pentecost May 20 service, Berry will have guest pastors from surrounding United Methodist Churches preaching on “What does it mean to be United Methodist?” This topic is to help us both individually and as a church while we may have to make some decisions in 2019 for Berry UMC with the comprehensiveness of the whole United Methodist Church.
In 2016, at the last General Conference [GC], the Council of Bishops and the membership of the GC approved for the Council of Bishops to seek out how to deal with the ongoing matters from 1972 GC concerning with LGBTQ people. For more information, see http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/commission-on-a-way-forward-about-us
Pastor April will lead a discussion group on Wednesday evenings to stay connected from 7:30-8:30pm April 11, 25 and May 9. Here is Pastor April's circuit schedule of churches:
April 8 United Church of Rogers Park
April 15 Elston Ave UMC
April 22 Epworth UMC
April 29 Holy Covenant UMC
May 6 Grace Church of Logan Square
May 13 Old Irving Park UMC
May 20 Pentecost Sunday -return to Berry UMC.