19338 Beaver Dam Rd, PO Box 67, Beaverdam, VA 23015
Beaverdam United Methodist Church
Friday, September 20, 2019
Friends, United in Christ, Nurturing Each Other and the World
     On Sunday, February 10, 2019, Beaverdam UMC, Rouzie's Chapel UMC and Shiloh UMC held a joint meeting to share information and answer questions about the called "Special Session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church". Please click here for the handout that was provided.
     Please be in prayer for all of the delegates at the conference. Keep in mind that any decisions or non-decisions that are a result of the Called General Conference will take a time to implement. There will be no immediate changes to our Church. The plans before the General Conference will require judicial review and voting on the Annual Conference and Church Conference levels. We will post the outcomes from Called General Conference the week of March 3rd.

Background
     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.