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Called to be a unifying and clarifying voice in a divided conversation and a polarized culture

Uniting Methodists is a movement of Christ-centered, hope-filled, United Methodists, uniting in Christ to make disciples for the transformation of the world. We challenge in love that which divides, and we offer to all people God’s saving grace that transforms the world.

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INVITATION

Faithful United Methodist Christians who love God and follow Jesus hold differing views concerning same-sex marriage and the ordination of LGBTQ clergy.

Despite our differences, we have learned to live together and to love one another as brothers and sisters in Christ, affirming the same historic creeds, attending the same churches, Sunday school classes and Bible studies, and participating side by side in mission and ministry. We are bound together in a Wesleyan understanding of God’s love and grace.

 

We, the undersigned clergy and laity, believe that it is possible to be faithful United Methodist Christians and to disagree on how we interpret scripture regarding same-sex marriage and the ordination of LGBTQ persons.

We join together, determined to forge a pathway through the current impasse by supporting the following affirmations:

DISCIPLES

Despite our differences, we are committed to remain a part of, and support, The United Methodist Church and to fulfill its mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Evangelism

We are committed to both evangelism and social justice as essential to the expression of vital United Methodism.

STANDARDS

We accept and uphold the Doctrinal Standards and Theological Task of The United Methodist Church as stated in our Discipline.  

INTERPRETATION

We believe our differences on the questions of same-sex marriage and ordination stem from differences over biblical interpretation, not biblical authority.

OFFICIATION

We call for disciplinary changes so that clergy are neither compelled to officiate at same-sex weddings, nor prohibited from doing so.

ORDINATION

We call for disciplinary changes so that annual conferences are neither compelled to ordain LGBTQ persons, nor prohibited from doing so.

We invite you to sign your name and join thousands of other Methodists in this statement of unity.

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November 13-14

Uniting Conference

Olu Brown has worked with his staff at Impact Church in Atlanta to host our fall gathering. The Atlanta event at Impact Church is an opportunity for all who are committed to Uniting Methodists to come and help shape plans for engaging and inviting participation in their ministry locations and across the connection. Please put the dates on your calendar and share them with folks who are interested.

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