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General Conference snapshot

The United Methodist Church made history in Charlotte! Change is happening. 

During the April 23–May 3 meeting, the General Conference (the highest legislative body) voted to...

  • Lifted anti-LGBTQ+ restrictions

    • Deleted "incompatibility clause"​

    • Ended the ban against gay clergy

    • Allowed LGBTQ+ weddings

  • Advanced regional governance​

  • Adopted updated Social Principles

  • Ended the disaffiliation process

  • Granted sacramental authority to Deacons

Pastor Jay led the New England voting delegation. Rev. Nikki Renée, Rev. Dr. Charlene Zuill, and Union member Collin Johannson were also present in Charlotte for this historic gathering.

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