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Message from Pastor Steve Peralta:
June 11, 2019:
Hello my church family,
This week, the Cal-Pac Annual Conference is gathering at Redlands University to do the business of the church. Some of the work we do involves setting budget for the upcoming year, electing leadership on various committees, and ordaining new clergy. This we gather with a different energy. This year we will be discussing the path forward for our conference in light of the 2019 General Election vote which strengthens the discriminatory language in our Discipline which excludes LGBTQ+ people from ordination and marriage. Our team will keep you posted on the conversation and any significant developments. Our Annual Conference is one of the most outspoken voices regarding full-inclusion, and we will wrestle with where our principles will takes us and what God is leading us to do.
I expect an emotional week, as any bureaucratic process tends to be when dealing with strong held passions and interpretations. I do not expect any rash decisions either. I do know that we at NoHo FUMC will continue to be a place where we embrace everyone, believing that every person carries the imagine of God, is capable of following Christ, and should have full access to every aspect of the church and its ministry.
But as we head to Redlands, I want to share a link to update you regarding how the denomination is responding to the 2019 Annual Conference vote. The backlash against the vote is significant and widespread. Change is coming…
On June 2, 2019, with a vote of 52-0, NoHo FUMC approved the following Statement of Inclusion:
“NoHoFUMC is a community that practices the all-inclusive and transforming love of God as modeled by the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. We celebrate our diversity in race, ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, gender, ability, citizenship, and socioeconomic status. Moved by the Holy Spirit, we welcome all people into the full participation of the life of the church.”
#AllAreWelcome with #OpenHeartsOpenMindsOpenDoors @NoHoFUMC
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