Brothers and Sisters,
Grace and peace to you in the name of Christ Jesus! Thank you for being in prayer and fasting for the journey we are on with Glide Memorial United Methodist Church. God has surely heard your prayers!
Earlier this week a team composed of DS Staci Current, Conference Lay Leader Micheal Pope, Conference CORE Team Chair Rev. Kathi McShane, Conference Executive Director of Connectional Ministries Rev. Jorge Domingues, Conference Executive Director of Finance and Administration Diane Knudsen, and I met with a delegation from the Glide Memorial UMC Foundation and congregation. We had a respectful conversation that led us to take a step forward. We agreed to the following:
- Continue at the table of conversation and negotiation;
- Collaborate in providing pastoral care for the congregation;
- Deepen the conversation about future pastoral appointments;
- Consider proposed organizational structures that would strengthen the work of the Glide Foundation and the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church.
We are in the process of scheduling our next meeting. I would also report that we are working closely with our Conference Chancellor, Jay Rosenlieb, and our Conference Board of Trustees.
Let us continue to pray together and fast as we are able, that God may lead us to a resolution that will serve God’s holy purposes.
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
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