“God does not discriminate.” This is the basis for our church’s participation in the 2019 SF Pride march.  Not just our Morgan Hill church – but our California-Nevada Conference, including Bishop Minerva Carcaño, District Superintendent Staci Current – are joining in solidarity with our LGBTQIA+ siblings. Our Pastor Patrick, youth minister Jeannie Clayton, and others from our church are planning to be there.  Check with Jeannie in the church office if you want to attend and coordinate travel. The march is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. Parade viewing seating for 25 will be available on a first-come/first-served basis. Click hereRead More →

by Pastor Patrick Davis, MHUMC On February 26, 2019, the General Conference Special Session delegates of the United Methodist Church from our global denomination voted 53% in favor of following The Traditional Plan for ALL United Methodist Churches. This Special Session was exceptionally painful for those of us who know the United Methodist Church in Morgan Hill, CA as an inclusive, reconciling and spiritually progressive faith community. The Traditional Plan is a very restrictive, punitive, discriminatory and exclusive plan involving forced compliance against the full inclusion of LGBTQAI people in the United Methodist Church.  The Traditional Plan is a punitive plan with consequences levied onRead More →

A UMC.org feature by Joe Iovino. On February 23, elected United Methodist delegates along with our bishops will gather in St. Louis, Missouri, for a called special session of General Conference. The goal of the meeting is to find a way forward through our disagreements about same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBTQ clergy. You and I may feel far removed from what is happening in St. Louis, but there are ways we can follow what’s happening and support those doing the work. Please see the full article at www.umc.org, with five things we as individuals can do:  http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/general-conference-is-happening.-what-can-i-doRead More →