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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
—Loretta Knobel, participant