Start the morning off right: Prayer

Day 3 of GC2012 means committee meetings, where delegates work through the petitions that have been submitted for consideration. This morning, I stopped by Board of Church and Society A meeting, which will work on roughly 96 petitions related to the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church.

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The Rev. Jay Williams. Photo by Robert Louis Kelsey.

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Conflict in United Methodist Church is about so much more than homosexuality, writes a gay African American pastor.
Local Church
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Ask The UMC: How are General Conference delegates chosen?

Every four years, delegates gather from all over the world to make decisions on behalf of the denomination. Learn more about these members of the church's highest legislative body.