Information ON What is Happening in the Global UMC

The Commission on a Way Forward was proposed by the Council of Bishops and approved by the 2016 General Conference to do a complete examination and possible revision of every paragraph of the Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and explore options that help to maintain and strengthen the unity of the church. 

There are many places to go to look for information on what is happening as well as videos and other resources on the details of each plan. As a local church we have had an informational meeting and there is multiple opportunities to hear our Bishop speak on this topic. All of this info is listed below. Also feel free to email Pastor Dennis at for a personal conversation or to have someone join your small group to provide info and answer questions.

If you missed out on the meetings and sermons concerning the United Methodist Church’s special session of General Conference to address concerns around human sexuality you are invited to join Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. at an of the following town hall meetings.  More dates can be found at

Salina District, Oct. 14, 2018, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Trinity UMC in Salina, 901 E. Neal Ave.

Flint Hills District, Oct. 21, 2018, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Council Grove UMC, 21 N. Mission St.

Topeka District, Nov. 11, 2018, 3-5 p.m., First UMC in Topeka, 600 SW. Topeka Blvd.

Five Rivers District, Nov 17, 2018, 3:30-5:30 p.m., First UMC in Lawrence, 867 Highway 40 (West Campus)