It has been nearly a month since the close of the Special Session of the General Conference (GC) of the UMC that was called to order in St. Louis, Missouri on February 23, 2019. This special session of General Conference was set
In the interest of keeping the followers of this website updated on the work of the United Methodist Church’s Commission on a Way Forward, this post provides the latest information available on Commission’s recommendations. This information has been sourced from the website
This is Elaine Brune’s story, who identifies as gender non-binary and uses the ‘they/them’ pronouns to best identify their gender identity. The story is taken from an article that appeared on the front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday, 6/22.
University United Methodist Church in St. Louis announced on January 23rd that it has joined the family of United Methodist Reconciling Churches and a member of The Reconciling Ministries Network. An outward demonstration of UUMC’s is found in its welcoming statement: “We
This past summer, members of the LGBTQ Ministry Team at Manchester UMC had the opportunity to host a number of young people at a performance of “The Little Mermaid” at the Muny. It was a whole lot of fun for all of
Change occurs in societal norms when we first learn to accept and speak a vocabulary that is acceptable and recognized by journalists and media outlets. In its latest edition, the Associated Press Stylebook, a widely used reference for journalists, has now embraced the
Pinwheels is a new program established in the heart of University City, MO that offers a safe, stigma-free gathering where families that are seeking to embrace a child or teen’s gender creativity in a kind and loving way can gain support, share
Our message of inclusion reaches far and wide. Here’s an email from Gohar in Pakistan who’s appreciative of the work we’re doing for LGBTQ persons in the life of the church. Greetings to you in Jesus name, I am very glad to
Pleased to welcome the Alpha Class of Manchester UMC into the fold. This adds yet another Reconciling Community for Manchester UMC and the MO Conference! — Maurice ‘Moe’ Parisien
LGBTQ people in The United Methodist Church need everybody, in your own ways, in your own contexts, to live out your faith courageously in 2017. Check out this short video posted today on the Reconciling Ministries Facebook page by clicking on this link.