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S.C. leads UMC in Praying Our Way Forward Dec. 24-30

Click on the image to watch a video of Bishop Holston’s Christmas Message.

The second phase of the “Praying Our Way Forward” initiative was launched New Year’s Day 2017, with 75 weeks of focused prayer for the United Methodist Church.

Each annual conference is taking one week to lead intentional prayer for the mission of the United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We also are praying for the work of the Commission on a Way Forward, which began meeting in January to find a united path forward amid divisions regarding human sexuality.

The effort began in January in the North Carolina Conference and will finish in the West Angola Episcopal Area in June.

The South Carolina Annual Conference is blessed to be leading the entire church in prayer during the joyous week of Christmas, Dec. 24-30.

The aim of “Praying Our Way Forward” is to ask and listen for God’s leadership at this critical time in the life of our church.

In addition to participating in a designated week of prayer, individuals are invited to join the initiative by praying daily and fasting weekly for our church, its mission and its future

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston invites all South Carolina United Methodists to pray that we may address our differences with authenticity and respectful conversations that enrich our understanding of God and of one another.

Click on the image to view or download a sharable image of Bishop Holston’s prayer.

Praying Our Way Forward Resources

Bishop Holston’s Christmas Message: Praying Our Way Forward

Bishop Holston’s Prayer for The United Methodist Church

Bulletin Insert for Dec. 24

Daily Prayer Guide

UMC’s Praying Our Way Forward Homepage

Add your own prayer to the UMC’s Prayer Wall

What other conferences have done / are planning to do


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