Passing the Baton

What a gift to me, to Rick, and to my family to have served at Grace church for these past 8 years! As a young girl, even though I had not yet experienced anything like it, still I dreamed of a community of faith with diversity at all levels, welcoming ALL, living out the gospel as a community, one in Christ, reconciling - even though I did not yet know what that meant!.

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Judith Reedy
Grace Church--Resources and Responses to General Conference 2019

In light of the reaffirmation of discriminatory language in the United Methodist Book of Discipline at the 2019 called General Conference, Grace Church is committed to acting as a fully inclusive community of faith. The people of Grace will continue to explore ways of providing just and extravagant welcome to all people. Here are Grace’s responses, as well as resources that have been helpful to Grace Church’s thinking and planning:

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Eric Markinson
Pastor's Blog - Grace's Work for Full Inclusion

I am part of a group of clergy in the North Texas Conference whose goal is to become a One-Church Conference.  This group is called North Texans 4 One Church Plan.  Adam and Eric are in that group as well. Eric is part of a team working to get voting lay members to Annual Conference to sign the NT4One Church Covenant of Unity, with the hope that on June 3rd or 4th, we can pass legislation being created by a team of three clergy persons at our Annual Conference stating that our conference will become a One Church Conference. We are working to develop contingency plans should the Unity Covenant fail. 

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Letter to North Texas Delegates to General Conference 2019

Members of the Grace community who attended the 2019 Leadership Retreat agreed that Grace should send a letter of encouragement and hope to the North Texas Conference delegates attending the called General Conference of the United Methodist Church, February 23-26, 2019. The letter speaks to Grace’s long-standing position of inclusion of all persons in the life and ministries of our church. Please contact the church at gumc@graceumcdallas.org for questions, comments or concerns.

Join us in prayer for the church and all the people of God. Thank you.

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