February 23-26, 2019, a special called session of General Conference was held in St. Louis, MO for the purpose of addressing the recommendations of the The Way Forward Commission. This commission was assembled after General Conference 2016 and charged with the task of finding way for the United Methodist Church to overcome long-standing internal conflict related to issues of human sexuality.
Rev. Mary's blog posts from General Conference can be found here.
- In the fall of 2018, our church offered a study based on the book, Living Faithfully. You can click on these links to read notes from Session One (UMC History related to human sexuality) and Session Two (The UMC's position on same-sex marriage and ordination of homosexuals).
- How are Methodists applying the Wesleyan Quadrilateral (scripture, tradition, reason and experience) to these topics? Click here for more information.
- How can scripture help us discern? Click here for more information.
Artwork: Psalm 85 by John August Swanson