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Regional Gatherings following the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference in St. Louis, MO 2/23 - 2/26/19.

posted Feb 23, 2019, 10:55 AM by Bowmansville UMC   [ updated Apr 18, 2019, 3:26 PM ]
Laity and clergy are invited to attend one of the gatherings to be held around the conference. The closest to our Niagara Frontier district is on Sunday, March 17 from 4-6 pm at Clarence UMC or Tuesday, March 19 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Olean Christ UMC.  Pastors are expected to attend a session at Rochester Asbury UMC on Sat., March 9 from 10 - 12:30. Bishop Webb said, “The purpose of these gatherings is for us to gather together after the Special Session of General Conference to worship together, pray together, understand the decisions or actions of the Special Session, and remember our individual and collective call to ministry and mission in the name of Jesus Christ.” 
Update 3/7/19:
  Due to various concerns, the separate gatherings scheduled after the Special Session of the Annual Conference has replaced the clergy gathering and the six regional gatherings to one event to be held remotely in all 12 districts on March 17 from 4 - 6 p.m.  Location for the Niagara Frontier District is Clarence UMC.

Update 4/15/19:  Bishop Webb to Host Regional Gatherings–Upper New York Area 
Resident Bishop Mark J.Webb has announced regional gatherings that he will be hosting throughout the Upper New York Conference in April and May. These regional gatherings will primarily focus on unpacking the Judicial Council's decision regarding the constitutionality of the petitions that made up the Traditional Plan affirmed by the delegates of the 2019 Special Session of The General Conference. It will also be a time to help attendees to understand what becomes part of The Book of Discipline on January 1, 2020 and what does not. 
These times will include an opportunity for questions and conversation about what God might be doing in and through The United Methodist Church in the future. There will be a brief time of worship at each gathering as well.

Wednesday, May 15 from 6:30-8:30pm, he will be at Clarence UMC.