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Pastoral Letter from General Minister Sharon Watkins

July 22, 2013 Published by Neil Topliffe
General Minister and President Sharon Watkins offers a letter that explains what the adoption of GA 1327, Becoming a People of Grace and Welcome to All, means in the life of the church. The letter, attached to our web news page (click here), explains what this resolution is and is not, as well as how it gives guidance to us as the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) community of diverse congregations.
 
In the letter Watkins notes, “The recent vote at the Orlando General Assembly to “adopt” Resolution GA1327, Becoming a People of Grace and Welcome to All, has significance for the Church, but it is important to recognize the nature of that significance.The intent of the resolution is to urge Disciples to welcome into our congregations and other ministries all who seek Christ. It serves as a reminder that among Disciples we do not bar the church door or fence the table from those who desire the embrace of God’s love.”