Recent events in our Conference, in the Western Jurisdiction, and in the General Church have prompted conversations and concern in our United Methodist congregations in the Desert Southwest Conference. Many persons have expressed their desire for clarity and explanations and an opportunity to share their feelings and opinions regarding topics such as human sexuality, interpretation of scripture, the Book of Discipline, the Social Principles, challenges to church unity and possible schism, and our future as a United Methodist Church. Because these are very important issues that many persons want to discuss, I am inviting you and your congregation to join me in a time of Holy Huddle on the Unity of the Church. – Bishop Bob Hoshibata
(Click here to read the letter from Bishop Hoshibata in its entirety.)
Holy Huddle sessions will be held in various locations throughout our Conference. Please make the attendance at one of the sessions a priority. Clergy and laity are encouraged to attend. Each congregation is asked to bring a chalice from their church as a symbol of unity in the midst of our diversity.
Holy Huddle resources have been compiled and are available at either link below: