AUMC Friends, in preparation for the 2021 General Conference, our UM Western Jurisdiction bishops have united to prepare us to become a more faithful and inclusive church. The following is a video introducing a program called “Where Love Lives,” which will include monthly themes for prayer and study for local churches to prepare for next year’s important meeting.
Specifically, the Where Love Lives program supports inclusiveness toward all LGBTQ laypersons and clergy and supports the “Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace through Separation,” proposed as legislation for the August 2021 General Conference to decide on. In short, this legislation allows for the UM denomination to become fully inclusive to LGBTQ persons and allow traditionalists to separate amicably to form their own denomination.
Please see the following video, and look for more in the future on our own church’s conversations in this Where Love Lives program.