This week, pastors across the United Methodist connection are preparing for their weekly Sunday worship services just as they do each week—except this Sunday they will be worshipping in the shadow of a special session of General Conference. With its weighty topic—divisions over the full inclusion of LGBTQ-folk and church unity—many leaders will be working to ensure that Sunday worship is a safe place even as The United Methodist C
One of those pastors, the Rev. Meredith Gudger-Raines, is generously sharing her plans for this Sunday. Those who are more than inspired by her work are permitted to borrow what is helpful so long as they offer credit where they do so.