The deadline to submit legislation for consideration at General Conference has passed. So many submissions were made that the online platform shut down and final submission had to be made by email! Once all legislation is published, look for MFSA’s analysis (think early January).
The Love Your Neighbor Coalition consisting of thirteen partner organizations, including MFSA and RMN, join together to offer an alternative witness and advocate for policy changes that would lead the denomination to the embodiment of God’s love and justice for all people in our church and beyond. http://www.lyncoalition.org/
Here’s how you can help:
- Go to the Love Your Neighbor Coalition website and donate! Building up to and committing to a 10 to 14 day campaign like this, is costly! To complete this witness properly, we believe it will require $200,000 or more, including meals and events.
- Go to the Love Your Neighbor Coalition website and endorse the vision statement. http://www.lyncoalition.org/vision-for-umc
- Sign up to be a volunteer for the coalition. If you are able to come to Portland, OR anytime during May 10-20, 2016, please consider signing up to volunteer with the coalition (legislative tracking, witness, and support to justice-seeking delegates). You can register to volunteer now!