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. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Pastor AJ at pastorajbush@gmail.com 

Commission on a Way Forward - 5 Things You Need to Know

http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/commission-on-a-way-forward-5-things-you-need-to-know

 

Commission on a Way Forward Final Report

http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/way-forward-report-released-in-all-four-official-languages-of-general-confe

 

Council of Bishop's Recommendation

http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/united-methodist-bishops-recommend-a-way-forward

 

Mountain Sky Conference Resources on Way Forward

https://www.mtnskyumc.org/mountainskyonthewayforward

 

Contact Mountain Sky Conference Delegates

https://rmcumc-reg.brtapp.com/GCDelegatesContact

 

Videos

1 - General Conference 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJlZpRMCnxg

 

2 - Commission on the Way Forward

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx7kzwx80I5N-HZ8yirTsMw?pbjreload=10

 

3 - Special General Conference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7cqZxB9iFM

 

4 - Things to Keep in Mind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd3cs7zwkFM

 

Opinion Pieces 

Preparing for Nothing (or anything) at General Conference

https://www.umnews.org/en/news/commentary-preparing-for-nothing-or-anything-from-general-conference