Join with others in The Texas Annual Conference to learn more about the future of The United Methodist Church at “Table Talks with Bishop Scott Jones, conversations on The Way Forward.” Separate sessions will be held for clergy and laity in all nine districts from August 11-23, 2018, but participants may attend either session.

Those in attendance should expect to gain a solid understanding of the three plans that will be presented as options at the special session of the General Conference in February 2019. After Bishop Jones’ presentation, Table Talk participants will have the opportunity to collaborate on questions for a Q&A session.

In July, the report of the Commission on a Way Forward and the Council of Bishops will be shared on this page, www.txcumc.org/thewayforward

We look forward to seeing you in a district Table Talk with Bishop Scott Jones.

 

Click on a district link to find its Facebook event and get reminders. 

 

Central South District

Saturday, August 11

11:00 am -1:00 pm - Clergy (lunch), West University UMC, Houston

2:00-3:30 pm - Laity (light refreshments), West University UMC, Houston

REGISTER ONLINE

 

North District

Monday, August 13

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Clergy session at Williams Memorial UMC, Texarkana

7:00 pm - Laity session at FUMC, Longview

Contact district for registration information

 

Northwest District

Tuesday, August 14

11:00 am -1:00 pm-Clergy (lunch) session at Dayspring UMC, Tyler

7:00-8:30 pm-laity (light snacks) session at Dayspring UMC, Tyler

Please register by contacting Taryn Brannen at tbrannen@txcumc.org or 903-593-1861

 

East District

Wednesday, August 15

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Clergy session at Abundant Life UMC, Lufkin

7:00-8:30 pm Laity session at FUMC, Lufkin

REGISTER ONLINE

 

Southeast District

Thursday, August 16

5:00-6:30 pm – Clergy session at FUMC, Nederland

6:30-7:00 pm – Refreshments & Dist Conf at FUMC, Nederland

7:00-8:30 pm - Laity session at FUMC, Nederland

REGISTER ONLINE

 

Central North District

Monday, August 20

5:00-6:30 pm – Clergy session at The Woodlands UMC

6:30-7:00 pm – Refreshments & Dist Conf at the Woodlands UMC

7:00-8:30 pm - Laity session at The Woodlands UMC

REGISTER ONLINE

 

South District

Tuesday, August 21

10:00-11:30 am - Clergy (lunch to follow) at Hope Church, Pearland

7:00-8:30 pm Laity session at Hope Church, Pearland

REGISTER ONLINE

 

Southwest District

Wednesday, August 22

10:30 am -1:00 pm – Clergy session at Memorial Drive UMC, Houston

7:00pm - Laity session at Memorial Drive UMC, Houston

REGISTER ONLINE

 

West District

Thursday, August 23

11:00 am -1:00 pm - Clergy session at Bryan FUMC

7:00 pm - Laity session at Bryan FUMC

Please register by contacting dkeim@txcumc.org or aandrade@txcumc.org, (979) 690-5627 


Recap the live stream and Q&A on The Way Forward that was hosted on May 12, 2018. Watch here. 

 


Bishop Jones’s Statements about the Commission on a Way Forward’s Process

During the next sixteen months, there will be some discussion within the United Methodist Church about human sexuality. The Special Session of General Conference will meet February 24-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri.
 
For statements issued by the Commission on a Way Forward, go to
http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/commission-on-a-way-forward.
 
For statements issued by the Council of Bishops, go to
http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/council-of-bishops-news-statements.
 
For blogs written by Bishop Jones on this and other issues, go to www.extremecenter.com.
As information becomes available, Bishop Jones will post updates on this website.

 

Letter from Bishop Jones - May 4th, 2018

Letter from Bishop Jones November 3, 2017