Chapter Meeting in January Examines Social Issues for Annual Conference, General Conference

umc_logoHave you ever wondered how policy of the United Methodist Church gets made? Have you ever wondered if you could make a difference?

The answer is, Yes, you can make a difference!  “Any organization, clergy member, or lay member of the UMC may petition the General Conference” (¶507, The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2012).

Please join us for the next meeting of the Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) on Thursday, January 8, at Saint John’s UMC, 2140 Allandale Rd, Austin.  We will be discussing MFSA’s plans for legislation that may be introduced at the 2015 Rio Texas Annual Conference in Corpus Christi and at the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon.  Jay Brim, the Rio Texas Conference Chancellor will be present to discuss the process, schedule, and possible topics that may be addressed.  As he is a delegate to the 2016 General Conference, we will also be asking Jay for insights on that worldwide meeting.

Please join us at 6:30p for snacks and mingling; the program starts at 7p.  For more information, contact Anne Mund

Hope to see you there

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