Social Principles Listening Session
Monday, August 27, 2018 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Cokesbury UMC
5725 N Ninth Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32504-8920

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Rev. Rick Branch

The General Board of Church and Society is in the process of revising the UM Social Principles and they are looking for feedback on the draft of their revised document. You can be part of the process and give your feedback.

The conversation and listening session will be held at Cokesbury UMC on August 27 at 6 p.m.  There is no cost to participate. Dinner will not be provided.  

Please register your planned attendance.

To view the draft updated version of the Social Principles, click here, or visit
To view the current version of the Social Principles, click here.

Why are we holding this event?
The General Conference in 2012 initiated a process to revise the church's Social Principles. A full review of the Social Principles has not occurred since the 1968-1972 quadrennium when the first Social Principles document was proposed. Since that time, numerous additions have been made and wording has changed. All of this has resulted in a document that is in need of comprehensive updating.

In 2016, the General Conference asked the General Board of Church and Society to begin a revision process. The Board suggested that a new document address three goals: that the revised Social Principles be more succinct, theologically grounded, and globally relevant. The Board is asking for our feedback.