While Annual Conference is over, our work together to build a Methodism rooted in Jesus, grounded in Wesleyan theology, inclusive of all persons, and engaged in the work of justice and reconciliation is not.
As named in our founding documents, we acknowledge the harm done and name the church’s sinful complicity in furthering oppression and discrimination in our words, our actions, and our structures against LGBTQIA+ persons, people of color, women, Native peoples, people with disabilities, and persons with other statuses that have left our siblings marginalized and hurt. We repent of our sins and know we must change. The legislation passed in items #100 and #102 is just the start of the church we need to become.
Practically, we ask you to do the following to show your support:
- if you have not already, sign our statement in support of an inclusive church
- encourage your congregation to sign the statement in support of an inclusive church
- share your vision for what our church should be
Many of you have asked for another opportunity to order Minnesota Methodist t-shirts, as worn by many at Annual Conference. You may do so here. Please note shirts ordered will ship individually at the end of July. Thank you, Minnesota. Thank you for being the church we have been called to be.