Who Are We?
We are United Methodists committed to the embodiment of God's love and justice within and through the people and mission of The United Methodist Church ...to assure The United Methodist Church is fully open to the presence, love and grace of God offered to all people.
Our values are grounded in our Wesleyan theology: grace, dignity, relationships, justice, and solidarity. All plans under consideration fall short of the glory of God. (Rom. 3:23) We grieve systems of oppression, including the harm that the church is doing to LGBTQ+ people in our congregations and communities. The imperfections of the plans leave us with important questions from our values:
What expresses God’s grace and move us on toward perfection?
What brings dignity to God’s beloved people currently living in oppression?
What helps us respond to Christ’s call to be in relationship to transform the world?
Can we work with the plans on the table to seek justice for all of God’s children?
How do we stand side-by-side to resist colonialism and support each other?