Beginning at the end of March and running through next fall, our episcopal area (AK, ID, OR, WA) will be hosting Table Talks. These are local gatherings where you can get information on the work of the Commission and the upcoming General Conference. Perhaps more importantly, Table Talks will provide an experiential model of how people of faith can enter into difficult conversations.
There are currently three dates set for our Seven Rivers District.
- Saturday May 12: Tri-Cities, time and location TBD
- Saturday June 2: Central 7 Rivers, time and location TBD
- Saturday, Sept 8: Wenatchee First UMC time TBD
In addition, we can bring a Table Talk to your church or group of churches. You can find more information on The Commission on a Way Forward here. You can learn more about these Table Talk gatherings by clicking here.
There will always be difficult and divisive issues. As people of faith it is critical that we develop the relational and spiritual capacity to stay at the table with one another and bring such matters into our faith contexts. May this season, challenging as it may be, deepen our ability to relate to others in ways that bring life-saving, life-giving grace to people, communities and the world.