Bethany Story Wall:
A place to share, listen, and grow in understanding
Listening Prayer for Discernment:
MON, FEB 13 ~ 7:00 - 8:30 PM
For alternate and virtual listening prayer times, please visit HERE
All-Church Discernment Sessions:
CHILDCARE PROVIDED for all the Discernment Sessions. ** PLEASE RSVP ** using the link below so we can plan accordingly.
SESSION 1: VIDEO HERE (1/22/23)
SESSION 2: WED, FEB 15, 2023 ~ 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Come for Wednesday Dinner before the meeting. Sign up coming soon.
SESSION 3: SUN, MAR 5, 2023 ~ 4:00 - 6:00 PM
- Rio Texas Conference Discerning Pathways Information
- A Brief Overview of Bethany's Discernment Process
- PDF Chart: "United Methodist: A Connected Church"
- Website: "We Are UMC"
- Video: "The United Methodist Church Split" (created by YouTube Channel, Ready to Harvest)
- How Bethany and the UMC are Governed
- Lead Team & Administrative Board Members
OUR DISCERNMENT PROCESS HISTORY:
Jan 22, 2023 - Session 1: VIDEO HERE
Orientation and "Hopes and Dreams"
What is Discernment?
Hopes & Dreams for Bethany (Guidelines for Sharing)
Nov 15, 2022 - Message from Pastor Tom about Discernment Process
Nov 14, 2022 - Administrative Board Meeting vote to enter Discernment Process:
- Video 1: Lead Team Presentation to Ad Board (Nov 14, 2022)
- Video 2: Question & Answer (Nov 14, 2022)
- Video 3: Closing Comments (Nov 14, 2022)
- PDF Slides: Lead Team Presentation to Ad Board (Nov 14, 2022)
- The Discernment Process Begins with 40 Days of Prayer (Nov 14, 2022)
- FAQ following Nov 14, 2022 Ad Board Meeting (Nov 2022)
Aug 2022 - UMC Denominational Info:
- Bethany Update on the UMC Denomination (Aug 2022)
- A Message from Pastor Tom & Ramona Hovey (Aug 2022)
- PDF Summary of Video (Aug 2022)
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