A Way Forward Statement from the Administrative Board of Central United Methodist Church

way forwardIn light of the recent vote at the General Conference meeting of the United Methodist Church in February of 2019 and in response to their proposed legislation with regards to the LGBTQ+ community, we, the Administrative Board of Central United Methodist Church feel called to publish the following statement:

Central United Methodist Church is a congregation built on unconditional love and connectedness. We celebrate our diversity and the richness it brings to fellowship. We are intentional about inclusion and fully embrace all of God’s children. As leaders at Central, we are diverse in our own beliefs – a mix of traditionalists, centrists, and progressives – yet we are united in the certainty that our church is Christ’s church and everyone is welcome here.

We, the members of the Administrative Board do not purport to speak for every individual member of our congregation. This statement is meant to reaffirm the long-held tradition of inclusion and open-mindedness that has made Central United Methodist Church a steadfast bulkhead against intolerance.

Administrative Board Announcement from Central UMC on Vimeo.

Central United Methodist Church Administrative Board Members

Andrea McKay, Chair
Dan Barrier
Jim Campbell
Carol Carkin
Susan Carpenter
Ruby Jane Carter
Brittney Coleman
Jonathan Coleman
Margaret Dabbs
Walker Dabbs
Wayne Dabbs
LeRoy Deabler
Carolyn Elingburg
Holly Grimsley
Fay Holmes
John Holmes
Jennifer Hurlocker
Zachary Hurlocker
Barbi Jones
Wes Judy
Jelena Krum
Georgia McKay
Harry McKay
Dawn McLaurin
Tristen McLaurin
Chris Minnis
Doris Redding


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