Referral of Plan UMC to the Council of Bishops and the Connectional Table was tabled in Friday evening discussion at the General Conference. After other procedural matters were completed the delegates had an opportunity to lift the proposed referral from the table. By a vote of: yes-427; no-444 the Plan was not lifted, and hence not referred…which meant that effectively consideration of Plan UMC was ended.
Commentary: A simple majority is a foundation of sand
A simple majority vote at General Conference provides an unstable basis for denominational unity.
Ask The UMC: Does Christmas have roots in pagan beliefs?
A look at the long history of celebrating Christmas on December 25 and how the early church arrived at that date.