Sing A New Song

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sing A New Song

Foundry participated in the Sing a New Song conference in Ohio from August 24-28. We convened an affinity group on Marriage Equality during the conference.

On Sunday, September 26, 2010, the members of Foundry United Methodist Church voted to allow same-gender marriages performed in its building, and to support any member of the Foundry clergy who chooses to celebrate a same-gender marriage at Foundry or elsewhere.

The vote to adopt this policy was 367 to 8. It took place at a Church Conference duly convened under the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church. The vote was preceded by a four-month-long period of discernment during which the congregation spent much time considering this policy in prayer, study, discussion and congregational conversations.

The Foundry congregation believes that the consecration of committed, loving relationships is an important part of our ministry, witnessing to the joyous gifts of God’s love. As disciples of Jesus Christ living out this decision we will continue to work to deepen our faith, engage as Christian community, and transform the world through service and witness. We welcome all to join us in fulfilling this call.

The final Proposed Declaration for Marriage Equality includes language from the United Methodist Church Constitution that Foundry leaders believe trumps the UMC Book of Discipline ban on same-gender ceremonies. Read more...

 

Read more here about the Conference and our stand on Marriage Equality.