We, the Servant Leader Board of First United Methodist Church Charlotte, in the wake of the Special General Conference’s adoption of a discriminatory and exclusionary path forward for the global denomination, unanimously reaffirm that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are welcome and invited to enjoy every privilege and aspect of church life with us. We stand in solidarity with our clergy, church staff, LGBTQ+ members and allies, as we discern what steps, if any, we must take to remain true to our divine calling to live the love of Christ through our worship and service to all of God’s children.

Barry Webb, Chair

Paige Ahmed

Jill Bond

Hillery Crosier

Brian Hipp

Ann Huskey

Ben King

Paul Rhoades

Beverly Smith

Jean Sperow

March 19, 2019