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New Year’s Resolutions for UMC

January 9, 2012

Calvin and Hobbes New Year Cartoon

As we consider and live out our personal New Year’s Resolutions the Wisconsin delegation was asked, what do you think the UMC should adopt as a New Year’s Resolution in 2012?

I would like the United Methodist church to resolve to listen and care for all, but to place the greatest emphasis on loving and accepting each other rather than on rules that separate and categorize us. – Gail

The New Year’s Resolution I hope for the UMC in 2012 is very basic… that we as individual people of faith and as the Church can truly open ourselves to God’s presence and the Spirit’s movement through prayer; that we can embody the verse, “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you” and that we can truly realize that our decisions touch and effect real and faithful people of God. – Jenny

My New Year’s Resolution for the UMC is for local churches to foster engagement among the whole congregation with the workings and structure of the larger UMC. – Chris

My 2012 resolution for the UMC is for the church-at-large to recognize its unlimited possibilities and embrace the many challenges that remain unaddressed.  Global actions requires thinking/plans of action that transcend the parochial focus of most local churches and many conferences… Here’s to visionary thinking with concomitant plans for implementation! – Bill

My New Year’s Resolution for the UMC is that in 10, 20, or 30 years we can look back at General Conference 2012 and remember it markedly bold and prophetic. – Amanda

A New Year’s Resolution for the UMC is to focus on Resourcing, Strengthening and Vitalizing (RSV) local congregations. – Sam

I resolve to stay focused on who we are, what we can do, who we can become, and what gifts we have been given; and to quit worrying about what we’re not, what we’ve lost, what we lack, and what we can’t do! – Dan D.

Now it is your turn.  What do you think the UMC should adopt as a New Year’s Resolution in 2012? 

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