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Out of the Ashes: A Service of Lament in a Season of Disaffiliation

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An online worship experience intended to help us speak into the pain of the moment.

This will be a time to name the loss that we feel as we cry out to God, while also leaning into hope as we seek the new thing God is doing in our midst.

This worship experience is the beginning of a series of opportunities to gather and share and look forward to a renewed expression of our faith and our church. Scroll down to learn more and watch additional webinars.

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Additional webinars:

Speaking to Your Moment: Lament and Hope in the Local Church

DATE: Thursday, April 27, 2023
TIME: 11 a.m. CDT

Join the worship team in this interactive conversation unpacking the “Out of the Ashes” worship experience and finding points of contact for worship leaders to contextualize the need for lament and hope in this season. This webinar will provide worship resources and support for local communities and encourage working with other congregations in designing worship opportunities speaking to our shared experiences.

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Courageous Conversations on Disaffiliation

DATE: Thursday, May 4, 2023
TIME: 6 p.m. CDT

Many churches are struggling with if, how, and when to have conversations around disaffiliation. Even for those churches not considering disaffiliation, Courageous Conversations can provide structure for fruitful dialogue that focuses on learning. In this webinar, we will cover the need for a Design Team, covenants, and structure to gain clarity and grow as disciples.

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DATE: Thursday, May 11, 2023
TIME: 6 p.m. CDT

The buzz about churches and leaders leaving The United Methodist Church through process of disaffiliation is only going to grow as we move through 2023, and as we approach a General Conference in April of 2024. Join Ken Sloane, Director of Stewardship and Generosity as we discuss realities and myths around this time in the church, and how we can keep stewardship and generosity on-course as we navigate through some rough weather.

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Have questions? Feel free to reach out to Derek Weber, Director of Preaching Ministries, at [email protected].

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