Sexuality & the UMC
Sexuality & the United Methodist Church, a Conversation
Join us this Sunday!
Do you wonder what the Bible says about sexuality? Have you heard disagreements among Christians about homosexuality, the nature of marriage, and the church’s stance on such issues? Do you know how our United Methodist tradition has dealt with human sexuality, or do you want to know how the rapidly changing cultural and legal views might affect the church going into the future?
Here at WUMC, we will address these and related concerns in a 5-week series of discussions during the season of Lent. We will look at how we read the Bible, not just when discussing hot-button issues but all the time. What informs the way we understand scripture? We will trace the background of the official positions of the UMC and listen to voices within the church addressing the emerging concerns of 21st-century Christians. We’ll see what perspectives science and medicine can offer, and we’ll share our own stories. Our hope is that, together, we can all listen, learn, pray, and grow in love and care for others, even if we do not agree on all the issues. What you can do:
Any discussion about sexuality and faith can be difficult. We hope, however, to provide a forum in which we can model love and respect for one another as we engage in conversation about things that are hard to talk about.
Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Contact Rev. Kay Barré or one of the other pastors (757) 229-1771.