Special General Conference Information
In February 2019 the United Methodist Church will hold a Special General Conference to discuss two topics of church polity.
1 - Will the United Methodist Church ordain Gay and Lesbian clergy?
2 - Will United Methodist Clergy be permitted to officiate at same-sex weddings?
Currently the United Methodist Book of Discipline (our "rule book") prohibits the ordination of "self-avowed and practicing homosexuals" as well as prohibits clergy from officiating at same-sex marriages. While there are those within the church who wish to keep this traditional view, there are others who would like to change these rules to allow for full inclusion of the LGBT community within United Methodism. The following links provide information about the Special General Conference, where these topics will be discussed, as well as information about the various plans that will be voted on in February. We encourage everyone to educate themselves on these topics and decisions within the church.
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Special General Conference Outcomes
Statement from UMC Council of Bishops http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/general-conference-maintains-language-on-ordination-of-lgbtqi-persons-same
Statement from Mountain Sky Conference http://rmcumc-email.brtapp.com/files/content/communications/mountain%20sky%20area/post-gc2019%20letter%20to%20msc.pdf
Commission on a Way Forward - 5 Things You Need to Know
Commission on a Way Forward Final Report
Council of Bishop's Recommendation
Mountain Sky Conference Resources on Way Forward
Contact Mountain Sky Conference Delegates
1 - General Conference
2 - Commission on the Way Forward
3 - Special General Conference
4 - Things to Keep in Mind
Preparing for Nothing (or anything) at General Conference