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General Conference Input Request

Hi, Church.

On May 1, 2024, the worldwide United Methodist Church, the General Conference, voted to remove restrictive language from the Book of Discipline concerning marriage and ordination of gay persons. Pastors are now free to determine if they will officiate same-gender weddings without threat of punishment. Churches, by way of the Trustees/Church Council, are free to determine if they will allow same-gender weddings in their building.

The Church Council and I are requesting your input on the course of ministry at First UMC. Your responses will be sent directly to me alone and I will share the results and comments with the Church Council. Names are required to assure one submission per active congregant or member of First UMC. I will not share your name with your comments unless you mark that your name can be shared.

First United,

Pastor Tish

PS If you'd like to talk personally feel free to call my cell phone at 314-313-5399.

Medical Questionnaire

Please fill out the following form to help us understand your physical condition.

What is your view on the decisions of General Conference?
Should the Council allow gay weddings in our building?
Considering General Conference decisions, I plan to stay active at First UMC.
If the Council or Pastor do not act according to my view, I still plan to stay active at First UMC.
Pastor Tish may share my name with the Church Council.

Thank you for your input.


Modern Worship - Sundays 10am

Traditional Worship - Saturdays 5pm


113 Grand Avenue, Festus, Missouri 63028

Rev. Tish Green ~ Pastor Adam Kaul

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