Invitation to Laity in Leadership from Bishop Mueller

March 10, 2022


Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

A great deal is transpiring in our beloved denomination. As a leader in your congregation, I want to invite you to join me and other laity in leadership positions in your churches to come together to pray, reflect and talk about the future. This is why I will be holding Zoom meetings in each district for laity, March 28 – April 4, 2022.

I strongly encourage all Lay Leaders, inactive CLM and LSPs, SPR Chairs, Annual Conference Lay Members, Trustees Chairs, Finance Chairs and Church Council Chairs to be in attendance. If you can’t join us for your district’s meeting, you are welcome to attend another district. Each meeting will be held at 6:00pm and will last no longer than an hour-and-a-half. The schedules and links to register are as follows:

March 28, 2022 – Central District Laity –

March 29, 2022 – Southeast District Laity –

March 30, 2022 – Northeast District Laity –

March 31, 2022 – Northwest District Laity –

April 4, 2022 – Southwest District Laity –

Additionally, I will be holding similar meetings in person for clergy. That schedule is as follows:

March 28, 2022 – 9:30am Central District Meeting at St. James UMC

2:30pm Southeast District Meeting at Stuttgart FUMC

March 29, 2022 – 10:00am Northeast District Meeting at Batesville FUMC

March 30, 2022 – 10:00am Northwest District Meeting at St. Paul UMC, Ft. Smith

March 31, 2022 – 10:00am Southwest District Meeting at Malvern FUMC

I continue to be grateful for each of you in a very challenging time. While I know it is a difficult season that too often is filled with pain, I also believe God has called us all for such a time as this. As always, I continue to hold you in my heart of prayer.

Grace and peace,

Gary E. Mueller

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