Posted By: Mark Holland, Executive Director, Mainstream UMC Delegates from the United States overwhelmingly support the One Church Plan with more than two-thirds saying Yes! Months of outreach by several organizations, including Mainstream UMC, has yielded a clear choice in the U.S. The count includes at least a majority support in all five U.S. Jurisdictions. There is no … [Read more...] about 67% of U.S. Delegates Support One Church Plan
Posted by: Mainstream UMC United Methodist Communications recently commissioned a survey about the beliefs of United Methodists in the United States. This survey is already being misused by some to bolster their position at General Conference. This was not the point of the survey, which did not ask any questions about human sexuality or about any of the plans coming before … [Read more...] about Groups Are Misusing Survey Results
Author: Reverend Don M. Foster, retired Although not alone, I am the church. All of us need to decide what kind of church we want to be. May God's will be done. Thomas Merton wrote: We are not at peace with others because We are not at peace with ourselves, and We are not at peace with ourselves because We are not at peace with God. A story is told of a great desert monk … [Read more...] about With some reservations, I prefer the One Church Plan.
Author: Gary Beach Wespath, the United Methodist pension fund, has been clear about the choices confronting the UMC at the Special Called Session of General Conference that there are ramifications to the pension plans of the UMC depending on which choice is made by General Conference. Any decisions made by that conference that would substantially change the UMC would trigger necessary … [Read more...] about Reflections on Pensions