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Discernment Session 2

Discernment Session 2 - Chebeague UMC, Sunday December 1st

 

Greeting/Opening prayer

 

Review handout from last time:  “Courage’s Role in Discernment”

 

Denominations - Lola

 

Distribute copies of the Denominations chart and point out a few of the features.

 

Then ask people to share their heritage and one thing they value from that heritage. 

 

Silence

 

Methodist History – Lola and Gloria

 

Presentation from www.thearda.com/timeline/tlDenom20.asp

 

List of slides used in the presentation

 

Questions and Discussion during the presentation

 

Go into silence to allow time to process all this information - take time to reflect and note your own thoughts and emotional reactions to the material - to sift what seems to be bubbling to the surface for you in the midst of this first session...what might be of God...and what might be your own leanings.

 

Silence

 

Talk about themes and how history will be a foundation for how we move forward.

Comments, question, concerns

Distribute and introduce handout:  Grace and Wesleyan Quadrilateral

 

Closing Benediction - Melissa