Updated List of #UMC Regional Responses to GC2019

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The passing of components of the Classic Program has awoken a slumbering giant. Regions that no a single regarded as “progressive” have amassed open letters with important signatories, bought neighborhood media advertisements, and written legislation in order to denounce the Classic Program.

The following is a regularly-updated list, so come back if you come across one thing that is not right 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 under letters. Thanks Julie!

Ads and Open Letters in Nearby Media

In order to attain these outdoors the church, some regions opted to buy neighborhood media advertisements or send in group letters to the editor.

Did your area do this? Send a copy or hyperlink to Twitter @umjeremy or the twitter username @ gmail.com

Open Letters and Petitions from Annual Conference Clergy + Laity

Did your area do this? Send a copy or hyperlink to Twitter @umjeremy or the twitter username @ gmail.com

Institutional Responses

The following official regional bodies have issued responses denouncing the Classic Plan’s impact in their regions or their regions of supervision.

  • Executive Committee of the German Central Conference (see English version) (UMNS coverage)
  • Mountain Sky Board of Ordained Ministry – (see Facebook post)
  • Michigan Board of Ordained Ministry statement (see document)
  • Northern Illinois Cabinet letter to queer Clergy and Candidates – (see hyperlink)
  • New England – two responses
  • Oregon-Idaho Conference Board of Ordained Ministry – (see statement)
  • Pacific Northwest Conference Board of Ordained Ministry Letter to Candidates – (see hyperlink)
  • Western Jurisdiction Mission Cabinet (bishops, DCMs, and leadership) – (see hyperlink + coverage)
  • Wisconsin Board of Ordained Ministry – (see letter)

Did your area do this? Send a copy or hyperlink to Twitter @umjeremy or the twitter username @ gmail.com

Annual Conference Legislation

Legislation submitted (and models for other individuals) for annual conference consideration in Could – July 2019.

Did your area do this? Send a copy or hyperlink to Twitter @umjeremy or the twitter username @ gmail.com

Other collective responses

  • United Methodist Campus Ministry Association – (google doc)
  • United Methodist Young Clergywomen Collective – (open letter)
  • Korean Heritage United Methodists – (google doc)

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