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Radical Hospitality – Life in Community – The Loving Community

Holy Week – 2 Weeks before CT Meeting: 

“A key New Testament metaphor for the church is as the body of Christ.  Thus, if God is love, and Christ is God, then the church is the love of Christ embodied in the world.  At its best, the church is a place where the Holy Spirit is both present and seen to be present.  It shows God’s love in its daily life through its words and actions.  It is a loving community.” – The Wesleyan Way: A Faith that Matters (p. 34)

Our prayer is that all Connectional Table Members, Friends and Guests would do our best to be “the loving community” Christ has called us to be when we come together at the CT meeting in a few weeks.  The reality is that loving communities sometimes have disagreements, and love doesn’t mean that we ignore pain, frustration, and anger in our connection.  Acknowledging the rising discussions that are happening across official and unofficial channels on human sexuality and the diversity of perspectives in our Church, we are entering into…