Wednesday, Feb. 27

ST. LOUIS (4:45 p.m., Feb. 27) — United Methodists throughout Holston Conference are assessing the news from General Conference while searching for how the decisions and uncertainties will affect their ministries.

We’ll share more information, stories, photos, and videos with you in the days to come. We’ll do our best to be fair and provide accurate information. We ask for your patience and honest comments so that we can all work through the next several days. Contact Tim Jones, communications director, or Annette Spence, editor. 

Follow United Methodist News Service for immediate story updates. Also see the Rev. Wil Cantrell’s blog: The Limits of Legislation & the Limitless Love of God.

Here also is a commentary from the Rev. Brad Scott, pastor at Trenton United Methodist Church in Trenton, Georgia: “After GC2019, do you need a soul cleanse?” Read Brad Scott’s blog.

The Rev. Tim McClendon of South Carolina leads delegates in a prayer before a Feb. 26 vote to strengthen church policies about homosexuality. The General Conference voted to approve the Traditional Plan, which strengthens penalties for LGBTQ clergy and prohibits same-sex weddings. UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey