5/8/2024 A Note From Pastor Jacqui

Dear New Horizon family,I hope you are having a very special day. 

I wanted to share with you a few words from Bishop Carter, “Our General Conference met over the past two weeks, the delegates were from forty nations and by a strong consensus, often 80%-90%, the church removed restrictive language that was harmful to the LGBTQ+ community. 

At the same time, the church honored the freedom and conscience of local churches to bear witness to the love of Christ  in their own contexts and communities. We are a denomination and a local church with traditional, moderate and progressive people.  If you are here, and see yourself in any of these words, you are welcome here!  We want and need you.There is a saying that has guided churches for several hundred years: In essentials, unity.  In non-essentials, liberty.  In all things, charity. The translation of the General Conference to the local church is important.  We took a faithful step into the expansiveness of God’s love and mercy this week. “

If you have questions or would like to speak with myself, Pastor Lisa or Lay Minister Glory please call me or Ann and set a time. If you decide you would like to leave the UMC please also set a time for us to speak. We long for unity and healing for all.

Love Jacqui