Category Archives: The Church

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Call to Witness

The mainstream church is not an especially comfortable place to be these days. In almost every denomination, disagreements, and outright fights, are taking place over the acceptance or role of GLBT Christians in the life of congregations. Whether it’s Methodists putting pastors like Jimmy Creech

Rev. Mel White

Dr. Mel White Resigns UFMCC Justice Ministry

Will Focus on Applying Soulforce to Primary Voices of Intolerance July 19, 1999 (Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, CA.) Mel White has resigned as the volunteer Justice Minister for the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. “I’m almost sixty,” he said. “In another sixty years they’re

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Rev. Greg Dell’s Statement

Sisters and brothers, you have decided that I was disobedient “to the Order and Discipline of the United Methodist Church.” I know many of you struggled with that because I know you. Now you must impose a penalty which you believe is appropriate and responds

Cades Cove (TN) Methodist Church

Rev. Greg Dell: Embracing the Exile | Interview

As hundreds of thousands of ethnic Albanians are forced from their homes in Kosovo, Rev. Greg Dell sees a similar human tragedy playing itself out on a smaller scale within the United Methodist Church, as it prosecutes its clergy for openly violating a church rule

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UFMCC Celebrates 30 Years

A Pastoral Message On The Occasion of the 30th Anniversary of UFMCC Dear Saints: This has been a powerful week in my personal life. On October 6th, we observed the 30th anniversary of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. I’ve replayed the events of