What's Next for The United Methodist Church?

This is a challenging time for The United Methodist Church. There is much to be determined about the future of the denomination after the General Conference 2019 vote around human sexuality. Below, you will find links to articles, events and resources to keep you involved and informed in the days and months ahead.

 

General Links:

A Glossary of Terms and Usage: LGBTQIA+

The United Methodist Church

Minnesota Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church

Post-General Conference 2019 Resources for The Minnesota Annual Conference

United Methodist (UM) News

United Methodist Insight

FAQ About General Conference 2019

The Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church

 

Working Toward a Fully-Inclusive Methodist Church:

The Inclusive Methodist Movement is meant to serve as a connector of the conversations and information in a time where much is happening, often faster than we can keep up.  To share resources and suggestions and/or to sign up for updates, please email  .  

Opportunities to Engage

  • Minnesota Reconciling Congregations meetings are held at 7 PM on the second Thursday of every month at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church.
  • Leadership Institute (September 25-27, 2019) at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. Two representatives are invited to participate per United Methodist Church.
  • On Saturday, October 12 from 9 AM - 4PM, the Minnesota Reconciling Congregations will be hosting a gathering at Portland Avenue United Methodist Church to provide support for persons whose churches are not yet reconciling and/or congregations considering becoming reconciling congregations. The Rev. Izzy Alvaran, Western Jurisdiction Organizer for the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN), will lead this workshop.  The workshop will include:
    • Social justice and intersectionality
    • Sexual orientation and gender identity
    • What is means to be an ally 
    • Steps to becoming a Reconciling church
    • Practice/role-plays on telling our story
    • One-on-one conversations (plus some conflict management tips)
    • Break into church groups to develop 3-6 month plans for sharing with the full group.
  • Donate to the Ministry of Minnesota Methodists

Upcoming Events

  • Save the Date for a youth and young adults rally at the United Methodist Church of Anoka on September 28.

 

Minnesota Methodists

Our Movement Forward

UMC Next

Uniting Methodists

Love Your Neighbor Coalition

Mainstream UMC

Rev. Adam Hamilton's Blog

Reconciling Ministry Network

Collaboration Guide for Centering Marginalized Voices

 

 

Organizations Committed to Maintaining a Traditional Methodist Church:

Wesleyan Covenant Association

Good News Magazine

The Institute on Religion and Democracy

 

Other:

 



 

 

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