Take up and read.
Lifewatch is the quarterly newsletter of the Taskforce of United Methodists on Abortion and Sexuality. We are dedicated to creating, in church and society, an esteem for human life at its most vulnerable, specifically for the unborn child and for the woman who contemplates abortion. Begun in 1987, Lifewatch is an unofficial voice of UMC laity and leadership encouraging United Methodists to live the Gospel of life to build a culture of life in the U.S.A. and the world.
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Origin and History.
"[The Gospel of] John could have said what came into being through the Word was righteousness. Or what came into being through the Word was matter. Or what came into being through the Word was holiness. But he holds up life.... [Just]as John holds up life in his account of the creation of all things, so we the church are called to hold up life in our Proclamation. We are called to hold up life in a culture of death."
From Dr. David F. Watson's sermon at the Annual Lifewatch Service of Worship. See: bit.ly/3aL-life (sermon begins at 22:00)
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General Conference 2020. May 5-15, 2020, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
To receive the Lifewatch newsletter, to donate, or to learn how to witness to the Gospel of Life in your church or annual conference, contact:
Mrs. Cindy Evans
Administrator/Publicity and Outreach Coordinator
PO Box 306
Cottleville, MO 63338
636-294-2344 / firstname.lastname@example.org
From an earlier issue:
The Church is about training and channeling
sexual desires—not choosing how they can be fulfilled
as often as possible, in as many ways as imaginable.
—The Reverend Paul T. Stallsworth
Quoted from the December 1, 2017 issue available in the ARCHIVE
You Should Know ...
● Who speaks for The United Methodist Church? General Conference. Only General Conference! So states The Book of Discipline (2016) Paragraph 509.1 - "No person, no paper, no organization, has the authority to speak officially for The United Methodist Church, this right having been reserved exclusively to the General Conference under the Constitution."
● Thank you so much for your support of Lifewatch—including your prayers, your notes and letters, and your financial gifts. All are essential to sustain our witness for the Gospel of Life in The United Methodist Church and beyond. Tax-deductible donations to Lifewatch can be made by sending a check to Lifewatch/TUMAS, P.O. Box 306, Cottleville, MO 63338. Again, thank you, and God bless you.