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.
The Rev. Alex da Silva Souto and Karen G. Prudente are both New York Conference delegates to the special 2019 General Conference. Da Silva Souto is a co-author of the Simple Plan, which eliminates all restrictions in The United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline related to the practice of homosexuality, and Prudente is a co-signer.
Patricia L. Miller submitted the legislation for the Connectional Conference Plan to General Conference. She explains why it’s meant to provide the “most space between theological differences” while maintaining unity.