Post-General Conference Dialogue. Where Are We Now? part 1.
The United Methodist Church is at a crossroads as issues around human sexuality, marriage and equality are being widely discussed not only within the US United Methodist Church, but also the Global United Methodist Church. This past February marked a major turning point as the Special General Conference took place in St. Louis, Missouri. As many of you know, the "Traditional Plan" which restricts those in same-gender relationships to be ordained or married within the UMC, was voted upon and approved, and because of this there is great concern from around what this means for the future of the UMC. On September 8, Pastor Ross Baker and EUMC congregants gathered for informal dialogue around what this means for the UMC, what brought us to this point, and how "we" as Eudora UMC might respond and go from here.