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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    The Judicial Council Rulings on the Traditional Plan

    April 29, 2019 / By UNY Communications

    In its April 23-26 meeting, the United Methodist Church’s Judicial Council reviewed the Traditional Plan, which was approved the Special Session of General Conference in February. This plan retains the current stance of the Book of Discipline regarding same-sex marriage and the ordination of practicing homosexuals. 

    The Judicial Council ruled that seven of petitions of the newly adopted Traditional Plan remain unconstitutional, and the rest of the plan is valid as church law.

    Click here to read the updated Summary of the Judicial Council Ruling Fact Sheet prepared by the Upper New York Episcopal Office. This document clearly outlines the petitions that were ruled null and void and the petitions that were ruled constitutional.

    TAGGED / General Conference Special Session 2019


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."