October 27, 2022 | by Admin
Communicators from across the West will be working as a team to inform and update church members as The Western Jurisdiction gathers next week. Building on their past coalition and strong shared values for transparency in messaging and inclusion for all in the church, the team will work to share updates as delegates mark significant transitions, consider legislation, and elect three new episcopal leaders to serve The United Methodist Church. The collaborative news channel is the Western Jurisdiction newsletter. Click here to subscribe to this newsletter.
As a subscriber of this newsletter, you should automatically receive the "Western Jurisdiction Update" when they are sent next week. This email will be focused on the event and its actions and will aspire to provide a daily summary of the major actions. For those seeking more immediate news, please follow the Western Jurisdiction’s Facebook and Twitter channels for breaking information and conversation. The hashtags for the gathering will be #wjumc and #UMCElections
A live stream of the jurisdictional conference, along with an overview agenda, can be found on the Western Jurisdiction’s website. The 2022 Western Jurisdiction conference documents and nominations committee reports can be found on the site here.News updates will also be published on the WJ website and can be found in the news section. We published an overview of the election process earlier this month for those interested in understanding this part of the jurisdiction’s work.
Finally, please keep the delegates and all those traveling to Salt Lake City in your prayers. In particular, lift up the 32 individuals who have put themselves forward as candidates for the episcopacy – including California-Nevada candidates Staci Current, George Edd-Bennett, Ella Luna Garza, Samuel Hong, Theon Johnson III, Ouk-Yean Kim Jueng, Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan and Kimberly Montenegro. Discernment is often difficult work, especially when done in public, and the process requires a significant investment of their time.