General Conference 2021 Resources

  • The Protocol;  A Negotiated Plan to split the church

    Lots of links to informative pieces! The Plan submitted can be found here. The list of participants is here in the Council of Bishop's Press Release.. FAQs are here. The UMNews story about it here. Reconciling Ministries response to it here. The Wesleyan Covenant Association (conservative) response to it here. An opinion piece by the pastor of  Seattle First here

  • OTHER Possible scenarios that split the church

    • Here are some articles about the Fresh United Methodist Summit (Western Jurisdiction) which was held in November. 
    • Here's a chart the summarizes the main four plans for the future of the UMC to be voted on at GC2020. 
  • Relevant LgBtq information

    • Here's where you can sign up to be a Reconciling Ministries Network Individual Member (its free) and learn more about what you yourself can do to help.
    • The video of Western Jurisdiction Bishops declaring safe harbor for LGBTQ+ clergy is here.
  • General conference info

    • Much useful information about the conference is posted here and updated periodically.
    • The latest from the traditional group, the Wesleyan Covenant Association's annual legislative meeting and conference is here.
  • Apportionments

    In October, 2019 our Leadership Council decided to withhold a part of our apportionments (dues to the global church) starting with September’s payment in an act of protest against the General Church’s acceptance and enforcement of the Book of Discipline’s current discriminatory language against LGBTQ+ persons.  The withheld funds were aside in a designated church account and paid to the General Church when conditions change or used to support inclusive ministries if conditions don’t change. Look here for more info on apportionments and our decision.