As new 2020 restrictions loom, Western Jurisdiction Bishops Pledge Safe Harbor for LGBTQ+ United Methodist clergy and intend to set aside complaints against clergy accused of being gay or performing LGBTQ+ weddings. Sign on to join them in support. #UMC4All
DSC Way Forward
Members of the DSC that attended the COR event are leading a panel discussion via live stream on Thursday, October 17, at 6:30 PM. They'll share what happened at the COR event, clear up misperceptions about what led us to this point and highlight the next steps in the DSC Way Forward. UMC members are asked to engage in the discussion by watching the live stream and posting their questions and concerns in the live stream chat at https://livestream.com/firstchurchmesa/LeadershipInstitute2019QandA.
Heard about the Western Jurisdiction Fresh United Methodism Summit on November 14-16? Learn about the purpose of the summit and share your concerns. What questions are surfacing at the local church about the future of The UMC? What do you hope for from this jurisdictional summit? Join the hour-long discussion via Zoom.
The Western Jurisdiction is known across The United Methodist Church for its diversity and justice-seeking spirit. With this event, we hope live into that reputation more fully by bringing together institutional leaders and some of the emerging voices that we need to hear today.
Commission unanimously adopted each of the recommendations, which are included in the task force report. One of the recommendations is to refer allegations that still need to be investigated but...
The Council of Bishops has approved a motion for a declaratory decision by the Judicial Council on the implications of the illegal votes on the disaffiliation petition. We were also given two additional tasks...
The DSC Way Forward continues to maintain, without apology, its position and support not only of embracing diversity but also of achieving the goal of full inclusion. Read about the work behind their efforts and find the complete statement from the DSC Way Forward Theology team.