In light of the recent discussion concerning Alabama HB 56 (Alabama's new immigration laws) among United Methodists, I wanted to personally invite you to a discussion about this new law on Tuesday, June 28th, at 6:30pm at Highlands UMC in Birmingham. This will be a time of worship, discussion, and prayer as we seek to discern how we can respond to this law in light of our faith and denomination.
Myself, Rev. RG Lyons, and others will be speaking and listening as a moderator leads discussion among those who support the law, those against it, and those seeking to discern how to respond. We hope this will be a civil, prayerful, and respectful exploration of the law among those gathered.
If you wish to read many of the responses to this law in our conference, please click here to visit my recent blog post, or click here to read a letter written by Rev. RG Lyons, myself, and other clergy, which was endorsed by the Bishop and many others.
We will have other discussions in other areas of the conference soon. We hope you will consider attending.
Rev. Matt Lacey, Director of Mission and Advocacy, North Alabama Conference