In one month from today, lay and clergy representatives of the world's 13 million United Methodists will gather in St. Louis for a special called session of the General Conference to consider petitions related to human sexuality specifically homosexual ordination and marriage.
Over the past two years since the conclusion of the 2016 General Conference, three primary proposals have emerged and will be considered at this year's Conference. Our Bishop, Scott Jones, has led the Texas Annual Conference to a clearer understanding of what is at stake and what the future may hold. Our Annual Conference has created an excellent website which includes many helpful links, documents and assessments from our Bishop and the UMC. I invite you to read through these and become informed.
There are faithful and prayerful United Methodists with a variety of understandings of human sexuality, interpretations of Scripture, and plans for the best way forward. This is true in the global UMC and in our own local church.
What will remain true is that FUMC will continue to follow Jesus and do amazing work for His kingdom in Huntsville and beyond. Our mission and our ministry will not change.
In order to better inform you, I will be holding a presentation on the three plans on Sunday, February 17th at 5 PM in the Sanctuary...Please note the February 3rd meeting has been cancelled.
I am praying for you and for our beloved United Methodist Church,