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General Conference approves Traditional Plan

The Special Session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church concluded February 26, 2019 in Saint Louis, MO. It’s specific task to address the divide over the UMC’s stance on homsexuality as stated in the Book of Discipline. Questions have been raised as to the constitutionality of certain elements of the Traditional Plan as written. The Judicial Council will meet April 23-26 here in Evanston, Ill . Read more on the Sherman blog.

Debriefing sessions will be held in March:
Saturday, March 30 at 9:30 am – Orland Park: Faith UMC, 15101 S 80th Ave., Orland Park. Saturday, March 30 at 2 pm – Barrington UMC, 98 Algonquin Rd., Barrington.Sunday, March 31 at 3  pm – Oregon UMC, 200 S. 4th St., Oregon.

Welcome to Sherman United Methodist Church, where  I have had the honor of serving as Senior Pastor at this historical landmark in the Evanston Community since 2016. Sherman UMC was founded in 1922 by Mrs. Lula B. Sherman, an African-American woman of Evanston, Illinois. We are proud of our heritage as the only historically African-American United Methodist congregation on the North Shore, and the only congregation founded by a woman.  We are situated at the crossroads where heritage and history meet progress and possibility. As a community, we are not only proud of our heritage, but we are looking forward to a future defined by “unity in diversity.” Our doors are open to one and all!

For the past 96 years, Sherman UMC has served the Evanston and North Shore community, as well as neighboring institutions of higher learning, such as Northwestern University and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.  It is my desire to see Sherman UMC become even more proactive in reaching “the world” for Christ!

Our theme for 2018 was “Navigating Uncharted Waters.” We at Sherman UMC are excited about what we will experience in 2019 as we strive to navigate the uncharted waters of the Evanston community and the world.  We consider ourselves a reconciling community, where ALL of God’s children are welcome to come and find a safe place to worship and discover self-actualization. For this is where we come face-to-face with who we are, and our purpose in life.

Join us here every Sunday Morning at 10:30 am in Evanston, Illinois at the corner of Ridge and Noyes and Worship with us! We’ll be looking for you!  Blessings to you, one and all!

Rev. Dr. Barbara Morgan, Pastor