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!”
Additional recent articles and statements:
United Methodist News:
United Methodist Insight:
(Summit in Minneapolis May 17-18)
Article from Religion News Service:
Prizm News: “They Cannot Have My Church.”
Bishop Sally Dyck (Illinois)