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Laity to Demonstrate for Orthodox Faith at Meeting of Bishops


ALL NEBRASKA UNITED METHODIST LAITY RALLY

"ADDRESSING THE CRISIS IN THE CHURCH"

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 1998

5:00P.M.

GATHERING OUTSIDE ST. PAUL'S UMC

12TH & "M" ST, LINCOLN NE


ALL UNITED METHODISTS IN NEBRASKA & SURROUNDING STATES ARE INVITED TO COME!! YOUTH & CHILDREN TOO!! WE NEED THE SUPPORT & COMMITMENT OF EVERYONE!!

PLEASE BRING A SIGN TO HOLD WITH YOUR CHURCH NAME & CITY/TOWN (NO LARGER THAN 4'x2') ADD THE SLOGAN, "THE LAITY UPHOLDS THE BIBLE" & MAKE IT COLORFUL & READABLE!! IT NEEDS TO BE SEEN!!

WE ARE GATHERING TOGETHER TO AFFIRM OUR STRONG SUPPORT OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES AND THE 1996 BOOK OF DISCIPLINE TO THE COUNCIL OF BISHOPS AND WE ARE SEEKING THE BISHOPS' AFFIRMATION!!

WE WILL BE GREETING THE BISHOPS AS THEY EXIT ST. PAUL'S UMC FOR A 5:30 P.M. RECEPTION HELD AT THE CORNHUSKER HOTEL (JUST ACROSS THE STREET).

ANY DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE BISHOPS NEEDS TO BE HEARTFELT PLEAS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO UNITED METHODISM IN NE & ELSEWHERE & TO SEEK THEIR AFFIRMATION OF OUR PURPOSE.

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO BE SEEN & HEARD BY THE BISHOPS WHO ARE ATTENDING THE COUNCIL OF BISHOPS MEETING IN LINCOLN-APRIL 24 –MAY 1.


  • FOLLOWING THE RALLY, PLEASE STAY FOR THE LAITY LED SERVICE AT ST. PAUL'S UMC AT 6:00PM.

  • THOSE OF YOU WHO CANNOT ATTEND THE RALLY IN PERSON, WE ASK YOU TO HOLD US UP IN PRAYER, RING YOUR CHURCH BELLS, & LIGHT CANDLES AT THE ALTER. THE TIME FRAME IS 5:00 P.M. TO 5:30 P.M. CENTRAL DAY LIGHT SAVINGS TIME.

  • THOSE OF YOU WHO WILL BE IN THE LINCOLN/OMAHA AREA FOR THE COUNCIL MEETING, WE ALSO INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THE UMC LAITY RALLY AT THE WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, 87TH & PACIFIC ST, OMAHA NE 10:00 A.M. –APRIL 26.

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