Delegation to host listening sessions

9/4/2018

South Georgia’s General Conference delegation will host three listening post sessions to provide South Georgia clergy and laity the opportunity to share their thoughts and take part in the Way Forward conversation.

Three listening sessions will be held, and several delegation members will be present at each meeting.

  • Thursday, October 11             The Chapel, Brunswick          10 a.m. – noon
  • Wednesday, October 17         Centenary UMC, Macon        10 a.m. – noon
  • Thursday, October 25             Cordele First UMC                 10 a.m. – noon  
Those who aren’t able to attend a listening post session have the opportunity to express their thoughts through an online form. Click here to provide written feedback to the delegation.

“This is a serious concern for us and we wanted to find a way for everyone who wanted to be heard to have an opportunity to share,” said Rev. Jay Hanson, a General Conference delegate and lead pastor of The Chapel Ministries in Brunswick.

The listening posts have been designed for people to share their thoughts and opinions and are not forums for debate, arguments, responses, or questions, Rev. Hanson said. The delegation will not answer questions or respond to any opinions expressed.

“Our desire is to attempt to provide as safe a place as possible for all who want to share,” he said.

The events will be structured to allow time for anyone wishing to speak to have a chance to do so. Delegation members will not make presentations or answer questions but will be present to listen, Hanson said. Registration is not necessary to attend or participate. For more information, visit www.sgaumc.org/delegation2019.
 

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