A Way Forward

The Council of Bishops is recommending the One Church Plan - one of three possible models developed by the Commission on a Way Forward to address the impasse in The United Methodist Church on homosexuality while maintaining and strengthening unity - and will place it before a Special Session of the General Conference for legislative action in February 2019. 

At Wednesday WINDOWS in November 2018, the Church Council of First United Methodist Garland presented "A Way Forward," a three-part series exploring "Three Models, One Recommendation," the "2019 Special General Conference," and "Where Do We Go from Here?" The goal was to equip our local church community with the knowledge to approach this important topic with open hearts and open minds.

Three Models, One Recommendation

Wednesday, November 7

First in three-part series

Offering a fact-based understanding of the position of The United Methodist Church on homosexuality and the options to be discussed at the Special General Conference, February 2019 in St. Louis. 

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2019 Special General Conference

Wednesday, November 14

Second in three-part series

What is the purpose of the February 2019 Special General Conference in St. Louis? A panel of delegates representing the North Texas Conference answers your questions. 

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Where Do We Go from Here?

An open discussion on what's next for our church, our conference and our denomination.