WJC Says General Church Stand on Full Inclusion Is Wrong
A UMNS Report
By Kathy L. Gilbert*
11:00 A.M. ET July 26, 2012 | SAN DIEGO (UMNS)
The Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church has issued a "Statement of Gospel Obedience" that emphasizes that Christ's grace and love is available to all, and that The United Methodist Church is in error on the subject of "homosexuality's incompatibility with Christian teaching."
Delegates to the jurisdictional meeting July 18-21 voted to extend "extravagant...
Northeastern Jurisdiction Affirms Rights
The Northeastern Jurisdiction also affirmed its commitment to the rights of all persons at its 2012 meeting. In a resolution, the jurisdiction stated, "Clergy, lay persons and congregations may feel bound by conscience to offer the ministries and sacraments of the church to all persons on an equal basis and that even though bound to the Book of Discipline, we are also bound by Jesus' commandment to stand with the marginalized and the oppressed in our midst."
The resolution was...
WJ 2012: Summary
By Cate Monaghan
Director of Communications
Diane Knudsen, treasurer of the California-Nevada Annual Conference, was re-elected Western Jurisdictional Conference treasurer at July 18-20 meetings in San Diego.
Several members of Cal-Nev were named to General Boards and Agencies of The United Methodist Church:
Randall Miller (lay), head of the Cal-Nev 2012 General Conference Delegation, to the General Board of Church and Society
The Rev. Motoe Yamada, pastor of Japanese UMC in...
Western Jurisdiction Clergywomen's Consultation Is Scheduled for February
The Western Jurisdiction Clergywomen's Consultation for Quadrennial 2008-2012 will take place Feb. 19-22, 2012 in Reno, Nevada, at the Grand Sierra Resort (http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment).
Please save the date and watch for more information in coming weeks.
The event is sponsored by the Western Jurisdiction and the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM).
For more information contact the Rev. Katie M. Ladd at Queen Anne United Methodist...
Lay Delegate Candidate Profiles, Voting Eligibility for Clergy Delegates
Profiles of the Lay Delegate nominees for General and Jurisdictional Conferences have been posted on the ACS 2011 Lay Delegate Candidates page (click on "Annual Conference Session," the first item under "Quick Links" on the right side of the Home Page at cnumc.org, and select "ACS 2011 Lay Delegate Candidates").
Standing Rules provide that additional nominations may be made at the Opening Session of Annual Conference Session on Wednesday, June 15, if supported by...
Nomination Instructions for General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegates Have Been Sent
California-Nevada Annual Conference Secretary Kristin Sachen has prepared nomination instructions for 2012 General Conference and Jurisdictional Conference delegates, which were emailed on April 20 to all churches, clergy, and laity for whom an email address is on file.
The instructions also have been posted on the 2011 Annual Conference Session page on the Conference website (scroll down to "Resources"). Delegates will be elected at this year's ACS.
Cal-Nevada has been...