Western bishops lead with grace not persecution. Active United Methodist Bishops in the Western Jurisdiction announce their intention to set aside complaints against clergy accused of being gay or performing LGBTQ+ weddings, urge others to join them. #UMC4All
In a manner emblematic of the Western Jurisdiction, the 2019 leadership team meeting March 14 was dedicated to conversation and dialog about General Conference. Members and guests listened and joined together in the conversation.
Those gathered shared hopes for building “new wineskins” that could support both existing commitments to global mission, strong ethnic ministries, and truly inclusive church.
With #UMCGC taking place just a few miles away, former PNW Conference Lay Leader Amory Peck shared tender moments and offered words of wisdom to a group gathered and concerned about the General Conference taking place in St. Louis.