As a member of the Greater Blairsville Cooperative Parish, we believe that the same God who created the whole world wants nothing more than to have a relationship with you! God made this relationship possible by sending his Son Jesus to live a perfect life, die on the cross to forgive our sins, and give us new life through the power of his resurrection. Through the Holy Spirit, God gathered a community of Christ-followers, called the Church, in order to continue Jesus’ mission of mercy, justice, and love. Here at Blairsville First UMC, we take following Jesus seriously. Whether we are worshipping in the sanctuary, serving in the community, teaching in the classroom, or gathered for a meal around the table—our goal is to ignite a movement of fully devoted followers of Jesus.
Dakotas-Minnesota Area Bishop Bruce Ough was president of the Council of Bishops during the 2016 General Conference that authorized the Commission on a Way Forward. He discusses the commission’s work and his hopes for the upcoming special 2019 General Conference.