Join us via web conference on Wednesday, October 4, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. for a discussion on the proposal for Full Communion between the United Methodist Church and The Episcopal Church.

The basis for this discussion over is the document entitled : A Gift to the World: Co-Laborers for the Healing of Brokenness; The Episcopal Church and The United Methodist Church – A Proposal for Full Communion. This document is  a result of the work of The Episcopal Church – United Methodist Dialogue. The Rev. Dr. Thomas Ferguson, a member of the Dialogue Team and rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sandwich, MA, will facilitate our conversation.

As we will use web conferencing technology, we are limiting access to this discussion to the first 50 people who register. You can register to participate at Please pre-register so that we can get you supplemental material in preparation for the Rev. Ferguson’s presentation.

For more information, please contact the Rev. Canon Manoj M. Zacharia, Ecumenical and Inter-religious Officer for the Diocese of Southern Ohio at


About the Rev. Dr. Tom Ferguson

The Rev. Dr Thomas Ferguson has served the past five years as Academic Dean at Bexley Hall Seabury Western Seminary, where he also taught Anglican history and theology. Prior to coming to Bexley Seabury, he served for a decade on the staff of the Presiding Bishop as Ecumenical Officer, coordinating the Episcopal Church’s dialogues with other Christian communions and other religious traditions. He has previously served in congregational ministry in California and Wisconsin, as chaplain at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and as a hospital chaplain in Providence, Rhode Island.

Ferguson is a native of Hanson, MA, and attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.  He received his MDiv from Yale Divinity School, Master of Theology from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and PhD in Church History from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.  His wife, the Rev. Shannon Kelly, is an Episcopal priest serving as Missioner for Campus and Young Adult ministries for the Presiding Bishop’s staff.  Their son, Malcolm, will begin the sixth grade next year.

Contact Ferguson at