Update: The Listening Posts for November (including ones at Tarzana UMC and Westlake Village UMC) have been updated. Attendees for all Listening Posts are asked to check the Listening Post page often, including the morning of the Listening Post, for the most up-to-date information on a specific location. For questions, please contact Rev. Denyse Barnes (firstname.lastname@example.org), Cal-Pac LGBTQ+ Advocacy Coordinator.
As mentioned at the 35th Annual Session of the California-Pacific Conference in June 2019, Listening Posts throughout our Conference are set to begin in October 2019.
The preliminary set of locations, dates, and facilitators are now listed at calpacumc.org/listeningposts or via the button below.
The purpose of our Cal-Pac listening posts is to give the people in local churches an opportunity to reflect on what is important to them in their Christian faith and in the United Methodist Church, then to imagine new directions for the church toward which God seems to be leading.
Change can create anxiety and the purpose of these listening posts is to empower laity and clergy alike to express their thoughts and feelings and have a voice in the way forward for our Conference.
We are a diverse community and come from a vast range of theological positions, yet we are all members of the same church and share many missions and values in our service to God. It is vitally important that all viewpoints are expressed and taken into account as Bishop Hagiya and the Cabinet, as well as the task force created at Annual Conference 2019 in response to Resolution 19-06, work towards a strategy for the Conference.
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