As we prepare for Thanksgiving, members of the Mainstream UMC Board invite you to give a gift of Gratitude for our work on behalf of our United Methodist Church. Today’s message is from Tim Crouch.
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Jesus calls us to be one, as he and God are one. (John 17:20-23) This is the guiding scripture for Mainstream UMC as we prepare for General Conference 2024. Our church has been wracked by division for nearly 50 years. We have put on the table opportunity after opportunity to stay together as a church. Yet, there are those who want uniformity, not unity, and they have left the church.
This Thanksgiving, I invite you to look across your table and reflect on what you see. Do you see uniformity of beliefs or practice? Do you see uniformity in politics and passion? Or do you see a deep unity rooted in love and common history that holds our families together across space and time? If uniformity were required, we would all dine alone.
Mainstream UMC is committed to unity in Christ at General Conference 2024. Unfortunately, many of those encouraging others to leave are coming back for more division. We need to stand strong and build consensus and unity with those who wish to remain United Methodist. We need your help, on behalf of our church. Please make a Thanksgiving donation to Mainstream UMC.
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In Christian Unity,
Lay Delegate, North Texas Conference
Board Chairperson, Mainstream UMC
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