Friday, February 22, 6pm
St. John's United Methodist Church
Join fellow United Methodists for a time of prayer and communion prior to the special session of General Conference in St. Louis, February 23-26, 2019. We will pray for all of the delegates of General Conference, for the unity of the church and that we continue to fulfill the mission Christ has given us.
Neighboring churches and clergy are invited and encouraged to attend.
Saturday - Tuesday February 23-26 • 6 p.m.
The St. John’s sanctuary will be open nightly during the General Conference for people to come anytime from 6 - 7 p.m. for prayer and reflection.
The Council of Bishops, in partnership with The Upper Room, is launching Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward. Phase 1 involved 84 members of the Council of Bishops praying for The United Methodist Church’s way forward for 15 minutes daily, from August to December 2016.
This was followed by Phase 2, which resulted in 18 continuous months of daily individual and corporate prayer by faithful members of annual conferences around the globe.
“Now we are ready to launch Phase 3, which begins June 3 and continues through the Special Session of General Conference in February 2019. In this phase, we are encouraging every United Methodist to fast weekly and to pray daily with the Council of Bishops,” said Bishop Al Gwinn, the Prayer Team Coordinator.
In Phase 3, all United Methodists are invited to:
“We urge every Annual Conference to use the video available on the umcprays.org website to promote Phase 3 of Praying Our Way Forward. There will also be a local church media kit with downloadable resources including logos, social media posts, and bulletin inserts available by Memorial Day,” said Tom Albin, director of Spiritual Formation for The Upper Room.