Hope for a Way Forward

HOPE FOR A WAY FORWARD! Discipleship Ministries prays for our church. Watch and share!

Posted by Discipleship Ministries on Friday, August 3, 2018

Homecoming and Dedication of Family Life Center

“Come Home!” We love everyone, no exceptions. If you don’t have a church home, or if this used be your church home, or if it is now, or if you just want to come for a visit, we hope you will join us to celebrate 164 years of witness and service!

Rev Dr. Rob Martin, our Purchase District Superintendent, will preach the Homecoming sermon and dedicate the Family Life Center. Enjoy a delicious potluck Fellowship Meal after the service.

Please help spread the word!!! Thanks!!!

 

Worship, Praise & Communion

Holy Communion at 11 AM Morning Worship Service
Open for all, no exceptions.

Join us this Sunday for Worship & Praise!

All present are encouraged to participate fully in the Sacrament of Holy Communion regardless of age, religious affiliation, or any other circumstances. Those who would like to receive anointing with oil may go to a ministry station after receiving the elements. “Whosoever will may come.”

We invite everyone to share fully in the worship services, life, ministry, and leadership of Briensburg United Methodist Church inclusive of age, race, nationality, gender, LGBTQ, theology, politics, and legal status.

Briensburg UMC Emphasizes Inclusivity

The Briensburg United Methodist Church Council voted unanimously July 15 to support the “Recommendation of the Council of Bishops on The Way Forward,” and also voted unanimously to adopt an “Inclusiveness Statement.”

Resolution of Support for the
Recommendation of the Council of Bishops on The Way Forward

WHEREAS, the Council of Bishops has recommended the “One Church Plan” for adoption by the Special Session of General Conference called for February 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri, and

WHEREAS, “The plan would remove the restrictive language against the practice of homosexuality in the Book Discipline, the denomination’s policy book,” and “encourages a generous unity by giving United Methodists the ability to address different missional contexts in ways that reflect their theological convictions”
(Council of Bishops Press Release of May 4, 2018 on umc.org),

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Briensburg United Methodist Church Council supports the recommendation of the Council of Bishops on the Way Forward.

Inclusiveness Statement:

We invite everyone to share fully in the worship services, life, ministry, and leadership of Briensburg United Methodist Church inclusive of age, race, nationality, gender, LGBTQ, theology, politics, and legal status.

Do not oppress a foreigner

Bishop Bill McAlilly, Nashville Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church

“Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt.” (Exodus 23:9)

Our bishop, Bishop Bill McAlilly, has posted the article, “Do not oppress a foreigner,” a guest post by Morgan Stafford, Cross-Cultural Strategist and Ministry Intern for the Nashville Episcopal Area.

 

 

Along with Holy Scripture, our Social Principles provide a clear response for us. The United Methodist Church “recognizes, embraces, and affirms all persons, regardless of country of origin, as members of the family of God. We urge society to recognize the gifts, contributions, and struggles of those who are immigrants and to advocate for justice for all.”

Morgan Stafford – Cross Cultural Strategist & Ministry Intern, Nashville Episcopal Area

The article contains several resources including:

 

 

Read the entire article on Bishop McAlilly’s blog
“Greater Things Are Yet to be Done,”
at https://bishopbillmcalilly.com

Free Online Course: “What it Means to be United Methodist”

“What it Means to be United Methodist.”
https://www.umctraining.org/product?catalog=What-It-Means-to-be-United-Methodist

Free, ongoing, self-paced online course from UM Communications. Certificate of Completion and .5 ALLLM CEU awarded. Facilitated by Bill Lawson

Course Description

This online course is designed for new United Methodists and anyone wanting to know more about the denomination. Are you a lifelong or long-term Methodist? You may be surprised at what you can learn about our denomination. The course includes 4 modules that contain many interactive features. Each module takes about 1 hour to complete. You can move through the modules at your own pace.

What will I learn?

This course is divided into 4 parts. In the course, you’ll explore the following areas of interest:

Modern Methodism
What We Believe
Our Roots
Church Structure

3rd Place Ministries

We are 1/13 partners in the 3rd Place Ministries of Marshall County.

Also known as Marshall County United Methodist Cooperative Ministry, Inc., 3rd Place Ministries is shared by the 13 UM churches of the county under the direction of the Purchase District of The United Methodist Church.  Services include

  • New to You Thrift Shop
  • Crisis Ministry
  • Marshall County Youth Group
  • Day 1 Follow Up Radio Program