General Conference 2020: Seeking A Way Forward

On January 3 2020 the UMC Council of Bishops announced a that a diverse group of representatives from United Methodist advocacy groups with contrasting views and bishops from around the world has collaborated on a proposed agreement for the separation of The United Methodist Church (UMC) that has the unanimous support of all the parties involved. 

This proposal is one of MANY being submitted to The United Methodist General Conference that meets in May 2020 to consider/revise the rules and direction of the global UMC.  In light of the Special General Conference of 2019 there was much unrest throughout the denomination in response to the upholding of exclusion of LGBTQ+ marriage and clergy.    

The Council of Bishops News Release 

Pastoral letter from Bishop Jeremiah Park, Susquehanna Annual Conference Resident Bishop sent Jan 3, 2020 - here 

Read about this agreement, the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation 

A FAQ Document provides further details and implementation recommendations.  

NEW 1/14/20 - Watch a panel discussion with developers of the proposal, "The Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation."

CUMC will continue to update this page as more information is shared.  Like all UMCs, we continue to be in prayer for our church and God's guidance during this season of life together.  

A Bit of History

Learn more about the 2019 Special UMC General Conference and our Pastors responses through "Where We Stand" HERE