Issues Facing The United Methodist Church

April 13, 2016

Every four years, The United Methodist Church holds a worldwide General Conference to update the denomination’s policies and its positions on current social issues. The next General Conference is this May in Portland, Oregon, and our California-Nevada Annual Conference will send six voting delegates. Delegation co-chair Emily Allen is giving two presentations in local churches about General Conference. Come hear about the hot-button issues coming before General Conference, from LGBT equality to divestment from fossil fuels to ending guaranteed appointments for clergy, and many more. Emily will discuss the potential impacts on the denomination as a whole and on our annual conference and local churches. Whether you’ve been following these issues in the UMC or have never heard of General Conference, come learn more and give your feedback on how you think the Church should move forward in May. Light refreshments will be served at both programs. Sunday, April 24, 12:30pm: First UMC of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Ave, in Kohlstedt Hall (lower level) Wednesday, April 27, 7:00pm: Los Altos UMC, 655 Magdalena Ave, in Creekside Center