Regional GC2019 Responses from Hacking Christianity

Rev. Jeremy Smith is the Senior Pastor at First UMC in Seattle, WA.  He is a good friend of MFSA, and publishes a website and blog addressing issues in the UMC.  He has published an up-to-date list of responses to GC2019 – see link below.

Updated List of #UMC Regional Responses to GC2019

“The passing of parts of the Traditional Plan has awoken a slumbering giant. Regions that no one considered “progressive” have amassed open letters with significant signatories, purchased local media ads, and written legislation in order to denounce the Traditional Plan.

The following is a constantly-updated list, so come back if you find something that isn’t here.

We are all indebted to Julie O’Neal, Executive Assistant to the Bishop in the Desert Southwest Annual Conference, for collecting the majority of the below letters. Thanks Julie!”

http://hackingchristianity.net/2019/03/updated-list-of-umc-regional-responses-to-gc2019.html


Additional recent articles and statements:

United Methodist News:

https://www.umnews.org/en/news/resistance-to-gc2019-spreads

United Methodist Insight:

https://um-insight.net/general-conference/general-conference-2019

Uniting Methodists:

https://unitingmethodists.com/

UM Forward:

(Summit in Minneapolis May 17-18)

https://um-forward.org/

Article from Religion News Service:

https://religionnews.com/2019/04/03/us-methodists-plot-ways-to-resist-new-lgbt-rules/?fbclid=IwAR2HNjomS_KyQbb0KrGStIl2MAhUFTAKQQ_odV9vSE_msboXFWEx0woRqQk

Prizm News: “They Cannot Have My Church.”

https://www.prizmnews.com/2019/04/they-cannot-have-my-church/?fbclid=IwAR1HEtc0e0BAbrW9GUbjVGn6zsw6T6sYfRtR32Polv9_4H5VTyP8UQGcm7s

Bishop Sally Dyck (Illinois)

https://www.umcnic.org/news/thats-not-church?fbclid=IwAR3Bhna91UUeinefmc2fYQgGvRIvgSmQJbtqqyVGbF_hYNjVOvaCWwkBy-w

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