Who Are We

A week ago, our global United Methodist Church chose to pass changes to our Book of Discipline.While we recognize that United Methodists are not of one heart and mind on this matter, including those in our own congregation, we feel it is important to fully embrace the gifts and lives of our LGBTQIA members and friends. We regret the decision of our denomination, especially the pain that is causing among our LGBTQIA siblings, their families and friends. We continue to pray for unity and while we are waiting for the outcome of the Judicial Council to rule on the decisions of General Conference, we want to stress that our ministry remains unchanged, our commitment to serve remains unchanged and most of all, our commitment to love one another as Christ loves us, remains unchanged. 

We are a church family committed to proclaiming  God’s love and grace are for ALL and will continue to welcome everyone as we have always done. We hope that you will remain committed with us to the important work of Christ, even during this time of difficulty in the denomination. 

If you would like more information on the decisions made at General Conference, helpful information can be found: 

VAUMC General Conference 2019 Special Session Coverage

UMC 2019 Special Session of the General Conference Archives

What’s Next General Conference by Rev. Tom Berlin (web cast)