Oct 01, 2014

UMNS photo by Mike Dubose.

​A complaint regarding the same-gender wedding ceremony conducted by clergy of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference on November 9, 2013, at Arch Street United Methodist Church, was received on May 30, 2014, and processed through my office​.

Attached here is a copy of the Just Resolution that was achieved between the complainants and the respondents on September 30, 2014.

I am grateful for the hard work and prayerful discernment that was evidenced in this Just Resolution process. I look forward to continued conversations to foster greater understanding and engagement in love and respect around this issue.

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson