Reconciling Ministry Network

North Olmsted United Methodist Church is a place of welcome for all people.  We believe that our Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered, and Queer brothers and sisters are children of God, equal in God’s eyes to the majority straight population.
To that end, we stand opposed to the current stand of the United Methodist Church denying ordination to our LGBTQ friends and refusing same-gendered marriages by United Methodist clergy and within United Methodist churches.

General Conference of the United Methodist Church met in St. Louis, Missouri from Saturday, February 23rd through Tuesday, February 26th.  This is a special conference called by the Council of United Methodist Bishops in an attempt to resolve differences within the denomination on same-sex weddings and the ordination of practicing homosexuals.  As a Reconciling Congregation, NOUMC had hoped for adoption of a proposed plan that would allow individual churches and clergy to act on their own consciences in matters of human sexuality.  Such has not happened.  The General Conference again voted (by a 56% majority) to affirm the current disciplinary stand forbidding same-sex marriage/union and forbidding ordination of LGBTQ individuals.

News from General Conference. . .

The General Conference of the United Methodist Church met in St. Louis, Missouri from Saturday, February 23rd through Tuesday, February 26th.  The General Conference again voted (by a 56% majority) to affirm the current disciplinary stand forbidding same-sex marriage/union and forbidding ordination of LGBTQ individuals.

On the weekend of March 9th and 10th, Bishop Tracy S. Malone held special information sessions in response to the General Conference and in assurance of “A Way Forward.”    You can watch the March 10th session – archived by Clicking Here.

We at NOUMC continue to hold the belief that God created all people as good.  God loves and cares for all people; and God calls us to do likewise.  As a Reconciling Ministries Congregation, we continue to work for full inclusion within our denomination.

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