As the Wednesday afternoon session began delegate Scott Campbell moved referral of “Plan UMC” to the Judicial Council for a declaratory decision. The requested review is to determine if the plan is in conflict with articles 16.8 and 16.9 of the United Methodist Church’s constitution. The move to refer was approved by a 59.5% to 40.5% margin.
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Commentary: Grateful for gifts of LGBTQ in church
The Rev. Molly Vetter says that throughout her life, she has been blessed by the gifts of mentors and colleagues in ministry who are LGBTQ.
Communication at forefront of GC2019
Story of 'critical moment' for The United Methodist Church will be shared by a range of communicators, using everything from print to podcasts.
Commentary: Pacification or passion and prejudice
A retired clergyman reflects on what lessons the slavery debate at the 1840 and 1844 General Conferences might offer for the legislative assembly in St. Louis.