The following report from January 6 is shared on behalf of the WJ Fresh Summit Working Group, the ten-person team elected by attendees of the summit in November 2019.
The Western Jurisdiction’s Leadership Team, which called for the gathering, concluded that the summit was a “movement moment in The United Methodist Church. The future of the church will come out of the vision of our younger people, leaders who stepped into the forefront of work of the summit.” But what does that mean for your church?
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
The Western Jurisdiction is known across The United Methodist Church for its diversity and justice-seeking spirit. With this event, we hope to live into that reputation more fully by bringing together institutional leaders and some of the emerging voices that we need to hear today.
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.