Listening Sessions led by the Rev. Dr. Jack Henton, in the Mike Wilson Fellowship Hall, January 20, from 9:40-10:40 and 11:00-12:00. The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose will be to receive and act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward based on the recommendations of the Council of Bishops. The 32-member Commission was authorized by General Conference 2016 and appointed by the Council of Bishops to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church.
Rev. Henton will review what the three plans are. Each session will address the same content. These are Listening Sessions so that Germantown UMC members may be more fully aware of the discussion. As a congregation within the United Methodist tradition we will not be deciding on “our” position because “our” position is the position of the General Church.