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CHARGE CONFERENCE

FOR

WINDCREST UMC

 

… will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 5pm hosted by:

Bracken United Methodist Church

20377 FM 2252, San Antonio, Texas  78266

(830) 606-6717

What is a UMC Charge Conference?

Taken from the Book of Discipline:  Members of the charge conference shall be persons of genuine Christian character who love the Church, are morally disciplined, are committed to the mandate of inclusiveness in the life of the Church, are loyal to the ethical standards of The United Methodist Church set forth in the Social Principles, and are competent to administer its affairs. It shall include youth members chosen according to the same standards as adults. All shall be professing members of the local church, except where central conference legislation provides otherwise. The pastor shall be the administrative officer, and as such shall be an ex officio member of all conferences, boards, councils, commissions, committees, and task forces, unless restricted by the Discipline.




We’re not that different from Joseph. True, we may not be part of a story that will be remembered for all time, but like Joseph, we encounter circumstances that we’d never choose for ourselves. At times, it can be tempting just to walk away, but Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand, faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides. The story of Joseph provide us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand and faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides.


Join Pastor Joan as she leads us through this 3-week Advent study beginning on Wednesday, December 6, 13, and 20 from 7-8pm in Bayless Hall.  A limited number of books are available for purchase or you can go online and order a copy. The book title is: Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph, by Adam Hamilton. The book is available at cokesbury.com or Amazon. Sign up for the study at the church office.


Chapter topics include:


1. A Carpenter Named Joseph

2. Whose Child Is This?

3. Raising a Child Not Your Own

4. The Journey to Bethlehem

5. The Rest of the Story