Bishop Frank J. Beard, area bishop for our Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church has invited everyone from the conference to attend a session of conversation around the matter of human sexuality. While Coal City is closer, Debbie and Randy are attending the one to be held at East Moline Christ on Jan. 27. We would welcome anyone who wants to ride with us to do so or to choose another location in order to engage in our United Methodist practice of Holy Conferencing. Bishop Beard plans to be at each Conversation session. These conference gatherings will likely serve as models for Calvary to have the same kinds of conversations in the near future. For further information, see Pastors Randy or Debbie. The following is from Bishop Beard about these upcoming conversations.