In 2016 the members of the UMC’s General Conference asked the Council of Bishops (COB) for guidance regarding the matters of human sexuality and the Church. They appointed the Commission on a Way Forward to look at the issue and make recommendations. The Commission completed their work and they presented three proposals to the COB.

The COB considered these proposals and will present them to a special General Conference from February 23-26, 2019, where the matter will be discussed.

The COB is recommending the One Church Plan to the General Conference. Copies of the plan are available in the Gathering Area, or can be accessed online here.

As we move toward discussion and a vote on these issues that have so divided us as a church, the COB is asking everyone to pray about our way forward each day from 2:23-2:26 am and pm.

http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/united-methodist-bishops-recommend-a-way-forward

http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/commission-on-a-way-forward-about-us

http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/commission-on-a-way-forward