The town hall meetings will run from March 1 through April 26 at different churches. The first will be held at 3 p.m. at Hillside United Methodist Church, 4474 Towne Lake Parkway in Woodstock on March 1.
The United Methodist Church has more than 13 million members worldwide, including nearly 7 million in the U.S., and more than 467,000 United Methodists in Georgia.
At least four proposals guiding the future of the denomination have been floated for the 862 delegates at the General Conference to consider. That number does not include proposals from individuals.
There are other proposals for various issues the denomination will consider at the upcoming General Conference in Minneapolis.
One, called the “Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation” has gotten the most attention because it included input from bishops and advocacy groups on all sides. It lays the groundwork for what happens to things like property, pastor pensions and outside ministries.
Under the proposal, a new “traditionalist Methodist” denomination could be formed.
Other town hall meetings scheduled:
- March 8: Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Rd. N.E., Atlanta ; 2 p.m.
- March 22: Madison First United Methodist Church, 296 South Main St., Madison; 3 p.m.
- March 29: Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, 175 E. Lanier Ave., Fayetteville; 3:30 p.m.
- April 19: Trinity at the Well United Methodist Church, 814 West Ave., Cartersville; 3:30 p.m.
- April 26: Gainestville First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Rd., Gainesville; 3 p.m.