Here is a cropped version of Kat Lehman's excellent photo of a first. Moravians (Rev David Bennet), Lutherans (Bishop Samuel Zeiser) and Episcopalians (me and Bp Jack) at one altar. A wonderful step toward NE Pennsylvanians becoming one in practice as well as theology. It is my deepest prayer that the next time this photo is taken, we will have a bishop of the United Methodist Church in the picture! (That would also add a woman bishop!)
My own Phantasie [sic] at this moment is a gigantic Share the Bread-type celebration of the four bodies that will fill a great space and give a strong witness to the area and a solidifying opportunity for celebration among the churches. Stay tuned.
The following document, A Theological Foundation for Full Communion between The Episcopal Church and The United Methodist Church, was adopted by the Episcopal‐United Methodist Dialogue Team on Friday, April 16, 2010. The document speaks only for our current Episcopal‐United Methodist dialogue team at this point, but it is commended to our churches for study and discussion. This is a preliminary printing of the document, but the text that follows is the text as adopted by the Dialogue Team. Download it below.