The Future of the United Methodist Church

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The Future of the United Methodist Church

Time: August 27, 2018 from 12pm to 1:30pm
Location: Fellowship Hall - FUMC
Street: 3900 King Street
City/Town: Alexandria 22302
Phone: 703-671-8557
Event Type: discussion, lunch, fellowship
Organized By: Pastor Mary Beth Blinn
Latest Activity: Jul 9

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Sunday, August 26, at 12:15 pm A congregational meeting will be held in the fellowship hall to learn more about the upcoming called General Conference in February, 2019. The General Conference is the decision-making body of the UMC and will be considering  plans for restructuring to allow for a more inclusive Church on LGBTQ issues. At the meeting, you will hear about and discuss the various plans that are being proposed.  Fairlington has already taken steps to welcome all, but issues around marriage and ordination are still limited by the Book of Discipline. A light lunch and child care will be provided. Additional information sessions will be provided in the fall.


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