June 3, 10:00 -10:40 a.m.
Sanctuary Main Floor
In an informational session regarding the Bishops’ recommendation on “A Way Forward” for The United Methodist Church, we will learn about the timeline of events leading up to the called session of the General Conference in February 2019. FUMC leadership commits to keeping the congregation informed of the process, opportunities for advocacy, and decisions for our ministry’s future.
The plan would remove the current policy position in the UMC discriminating against LGBT persons while allowing pastors, local churches, and annual conferences discern whether they will officiate at same-sex marriages, allow same-sex marriages in their sanctuaries, or recommend lesbian or gay candidates for ordination, respectively.