The Q&A Session re: controversy within UMC
Many of us have been following very closely the conflict in our denomination over the past year. After the Special Session of General Conference in February of 2019 voted to adopt the Traditional Plan, our Church Council voted in June to withhold 33% of our Shared Ministry funding from the apportionments we pay to our Annual Conference.
In December, we were contacted by the Cabinet (our District Superintendent and Bishop) and informed that if we ended the year without releasing the withheld Shared Ministry funds, then they would initiate the process of a pastoral change for the coming year.
On December 16
, the Council reluctantly voted unanimously to release the Shared Ministry funds withheld in 2019.
We want to open a time for people to ask questions or gain more clarity about these issues. Some of our Church Council leaders will be available for a Q&A session on Monday, January 27th at 7:00 PM in room 114. Feel free to join us if you have questions.