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.
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
Monday, August 13
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Clergy session at Williams Memorial UMC, Texarkana
7:00 pm - Laity session at FUMC, Longview
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 email@example.com or 903-593-1861
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
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
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
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
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
Thursday, August 23
11:00 am -1:00 pm - Clergy session at Bryan FUMC
7:00 pm - Laity session at Bryan FUMC
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