Join the effort for healing relationships

The Unit­ed Methodist Church called the del­e­gates at the 2012 Gen­er­al Con­fer­ence to a spir­i­tu­al jour­ney, begin­ning with words spo­ken dur­ing the Act of Repen­tance Ser­vice. This jour­ney began in 2008 with Res­o­lu­tion 3323, Heal­ing Rela­tion­ships With Indige­nous Per­sons (Native Amer­i­cans).

The Gen­er­al Com­mis­sion on Chris­t­ian Uni­ty and Inter­re­li­gious Con­cerns spent 2008–2012 lis­ten­ing to the his­to­ries and per­son­al sto­ries of pain, grief, dis­il­lu­sion­ment, as well as of hope, strong faith and com­mit­ment to a bet­ter future from the Indige­nous Peo­ple in two Gen­er­al Con­fer­ences and five Juris­dic­tions. From this they devel­oped resources for use in the local church for study, dia­logue and acts of repen­tance.

“It is now time for Liv­er­pool First Unit­ed Methodist Church to join this jour­ney,” says Loret­ta Kno­bel, who has been act­ing as the church liai­son in this effort. “How do we as a church start to do this? By shar­ing thoughts, sug­ges­tions or ques­tions with Pas­tor Bri­an, Pas­tor Ali­son or myself, we can devel­op a plan to move for­ward.”

Let us as a church fam­i­ly come togeth­er and take our first step in the jour­ney of heal­ing rela­tion­ships.

For infor­ma­tion or to indi­cate your inter­est to Loret­ta and the pas­tors, call the church at 457‑5180 or email the pas­tors at bshoman@aol.com or alison.schmied@liverpoolfirstumc.org

—Loret­ta Kno­bel, par­tic­i­pant