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Compiled by Cynthia B. Astle

First United Methodist Church of Waynesville, N.C., made big news locally when it announced it had adopted an official policy of welcoming LGBTQ people, including the prospect of allowing same-sex weddings despite a UMC ban. Read more

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Mainstream UMC's executive director says the organization will share its survey results with all unofficial groups and church units working on the UMC's future. Read more

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United Methodists use social media to track General Conference delegate elections and votes on issues, especially Traditional Plan rejection. Read more

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LGBTQ allies staged their demonstration so as not to disrupt annual conference proceedings. Read more

General Conference 2019

The clergy session of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference defies United Methodist ban on ordaining LGBTQ persons by approving two ministerial candidates. Read more

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With a surprise split in conservative Texas Conference and increased campaigning elsewhere, election of General Conference 2020 delegates is heating up. Read more

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In the aftermath of UMC Next, Mark Holland of Mainstream UMC is inviting United Methodists to help define the terms used for one's stance on LGBTQ inclusion. Read more

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UMC Next participants are speaking out regarding their conference experience and next steps they expect to take in their respective regions. Read more

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A Southwest Texas pastor reports from UMC-Next's opening day; a San Diego pastor charts a new group; Drew University will monitor UMC relationship; news from Minnesota, Desert Southwest and media mentions. Read more

General Conference 2019 6 Comments