A Very Special Ministry Opportunity: Pray with Us!
Pastor Linda is encouraging the entire McFarlin church family to be part of a special round-the-clock prayer vigil surrounding the upcoming special General Conference of the worldwide United Methodist Church. The Conference will specifically consider the subject of homosexuality and is set for Feb. 23-26 in St, Louis, MO.
To serve in this important ministry of prayer at McFarlin, sign up for one or many 15-minute prayer vigil shifts, running from 8AM, Feb. 23 to 11:59PM, Feb. 26. You can click the “SIGN UP” link below or call Daphne Fix at 321-3484, ext. 128, for a shift.
Pastor Linda heads the Oklahoma delegation to the Conference and explained at McFarlin’s All-Church Conversation in January that delegates will discuss three proposed plans regarding homosexuality and our denomination. Her video explaining the plans under consideration is at the bottom of this page.
In her comments at the All-Church Conversation, Pastor Linda reminded participants of the many ways God is Changing Lives That Change the World through McFarlin’s ministries and called on the McFarlin family to look to Jesus as we continue our work to serve and love others. The subject of homosexuality can be divisive, and our McFarlin community has an opportunity to be a powerful example of how Christian love and fellowship can flourish even amid disagreement.
Vigil prayers will focus on:
- The meeting of the General Conference
- The United Methodist Church
- The delegates from each Conference who will represent local churches
- Our McFarlin delegates & pastors
You can pray anywhere – in your home or workplace, on a walk, in your car — or visit our dedicated vigil prayer room behind the Sanctuary in Martin Chapel open Feb. 23-26, 7AM- 9PM.
By praying through the days and nights of the General Conference, each of us becomes a witness to the power of living and loving in Christian fellowship. Together, and through God’s grace, we at McFarlin will continue Changing Lives That Change the World!