On February 25, the second of four regional meetings was held in Willshire, Ohio, with 52 people attending. Bishop Phil Whipple led everyone through the 27 proposals for changing the United Brethren Discipline which the National Conference will consider in June.
As a result of suggestions and discussion at that meeting, the bishop made six changes to the proposals (and a couple other ideas are being considered). The complete document containing the proposals has been updated, and can be downloaded from the National Conference website.
Two more meetings will be held–one in March in eastern Ohio, and one in April in Michigan. These meetings are open to anyone. Ministers and lay delegates are especially encouraged to attend.
Monday, March 18: Pleasant Heights Church (East Liverpool, Ohio)
Location address: 848 Northside, East Liverpool, OH 43920
Monday, April 8: East Washington Church (Ashley, Mich.)
Location address: 8051 S Crapo Rd, Ashley, MI 48806
Also participating in the meetings and making presentations will be:
- Todd Fetters, Director of National Church Ministries.
- Gary Gates, Director of Ministerial Licensing.
- Jeff Bleijerveld, Director of Global Ministries.
- Steve Dennie, Communications Director
Please Register in Advance! We need to give the host churches a headcount for lunch.
The meetings go from 9:30 am through lunch (which is free).