The General Conference of The United Methodist Church will convene in Portland, Oregon on May 10-20. The global denomination will vote on whether or not the church will continue to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer individuals.

It’s Time to end the hurt that’s engulfed so many of our families.

It’s Time to welcome and celebrate everyone who comes to The UMC.

Thousands of United Methodists proclaim #ItsTime


Letters sent to delegates (so far!)

Stories shared

Act of Love Screenings Scheduled

You greatly amplified the call for justice and inclusion in The United Methodist Church by writing your delegates, sharing your personal stories, and hosting screenings of An Act of Love in your churches and communities!


It’s difficult to predict exact times in advance, but follow RMN social media for updates about when legislation related to full inclusion might be addressed by the plenary.

Hashtags to follow and use:

Official General Conference – #UMCGC
RMN It’s Time campaign – #ItsTime
Love Your Neighbor Coalition – #JustLove
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