Category: GC2019

Revoicing Our Outreach

By Chuck Griffin Holston WCA Chair Something happened at General Conference 2019 that we have not fully contemplated. In passing the Traditional Plan, we opened ourselves to renewed ministry with gays, lesbians and other people struggling with sexual and gender identity issues. Now wait…

Final Word from GC2019

This video from the Rev. Rob Renfroe summarizes what happened at General Conference 2019. Let’s be sure to lift up prayers of thanks for those who worked so hard these last few days on our behalf in St. Louis.

Pray Forward

By Chuck Griffin Holston WCA Chair I know many of us have long been in prayer regarding what is about to transpire in St. Louis at the Special General Conference, and for the people who will gather there to make a decision. Let’s very…

Peace Be with You

By Chuck Griffin Holston WCA Chair Oh, the anxiety. Oh, the chatter! I say that in my Holston Wesleyan Covenant Association role, as a person who gets phone calls and e-mails from worried Methodists. I say that as pastor of a church. As February…

Statement to Delegates

During today’s Holston Conference “Listening Post,” delegates to the United Methodist Church’s February General Conference heard from people wanting to express opinions about upcoming legislation related to homosexual ordinations and marriages. The Holston Wesleyan Covenant Association gave the delegates this statement: First, we would…