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Should I stay or should I go?

The world has changed and is changing. The global coronavirus pandemic and disagreements within our denomination are just two of many events that continue to affect United Methodists around the world.

As the church confronts these new realities, it is important for the people called United Methodists to explore and understand who we are, what we believe, and how we live as people of God today and into the future.

To help us think through these issues, the Connectional Table, in cooperation with our general agencies, is hosting a series of discussions with United Methodist theologians and leaders that will help us better understand our faith, our church, ourselves.

Learn more about the series

December 7, 2021, 10:00 a.m. CT

What do you understand when you hear, "This is the Lord's table and we don't set the guest list"?

Eating together is a powerful sign of unity. Jesus regularly caused a stir among the religious authorities whenever he welcomed to his table those who were seen as unexpected guests. When United Methodists gather for communion today, we often talk about the “open table,” following Jesus’s example.

Let's ask Dr. Edgardo Colón-Emeric, Dean of Duke Divinity School, what it means to invite everyone to the Lord's Table.

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Join us every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (3:00 p.m. GMT) on our Facebook page, for a conversation about who we are as the people of The United Methodist Church. Our guests will be responding to your questions in that chat for approximately 30 minutes following the presentation.

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