An Open Letter to the Community

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