An Open Letter to the Community

During General Conference 2019 in St. Louis, delegates voted against the One Church Plan recommended by the majority of our church's bishops.  The General Conference instead passed the Traditional Plan, which maintains the denomination's ban on same-sex marriage and prohibits the ordination of self-avowed practicing homosexuals with additional accountability for enforcing those policies.

FUMC Elgin abhors the repressive actions of our international organization and the draconian measures they have proposed to enforce them. 

Please click  on the link below to download a copy of the letter from Pastor Richard Carlson and Karen Fletcher, Church Council Chair regarding this decision.

Downloadable Letter


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   April 2019   

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Welcome Statement

The First United Methodist Church of Elgin celebrates the diversity of the human community and affirms the sacred worth of each person.  We seek to follow the Way of Jesus, extending love to others, as we would want to be loved.  We welcome into full inclusion in the life and ministries of the church people of all sexual orientation (lesbian, gay, and bisexual) and gender identities (transgender), ages, races and national origins, physical or mental abilities, and economic conditions.  We especially proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have know the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church.  As a Reconciling Congregation, we believe that we are being reconciled to God and to one another.

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