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Issues Facing The United Methodist Church, April 27

Update: If you missed the presentation or want to review what was covered, you can view Emily’s slides online.

Every four years, The United Methodist Church holds a worldwide General Conference to update the denomination’s policies and its positions on current social issues. The next General Conference is this May in Portland, Oregon, and LAUMC’s director of communications, Emily Allen, is one of the voting delegates from our California-Nevada Annual Conference.

On Wednesday, April 27, at 7:00pm in Creekside, come hear Emily speak about the hot-button issues coming before General Conference, from LGBT equality to divestment from fossil fuels to ending guaranteed appointments for clergy, and many more. She will discuss the potential impacts on the denomination as a whole and on our local church.

Whether you’ve been following these issues in the UMC or have never heard of General Conference, come learn more and give your feedback on how you think the Church should move forward in May. Light refreshments will be served.

If you’re interested but can’t attend on April 27, Emily will also give a presentation at Palo Alto First United Methodist Church (625 Hamilton Ave.) on Sunday, April 24, at 12:30pm.