Foundry Votes To Allow Same-Gender
On Sunday, September 26, 2010, the members of Foundry
United Methodist Church voted to allow same-gender marriages performed in its
building, and to support any member of the Foundry clergy who chooses to
celebrate a same-gender marriage at Foundry or elsewhere.
The vote to adopt this policy was 367 to 8. It took place at a Church
Conference duly convened under the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist
Church. The vote was preceded by a four-month-long period of discernment
during which the congregation spent much time considering this policy in
prayer, study, discussion and congregational conversations.
The Foundry congregation believes that the consecration of committed, loving
relationships is an important part of our ministry, witnessing to the joyous
gifts of Godís love. As disciples of Jesus Christ living out this decision we
will continue to work to deepen our faith, engage as Christian community, and
transform the world through service and witness. We welcome all to join us in
fulfilling this call.