January 24, 1998
On Friday, January 23, 1998 following a hearing, the Committee on Investigation of Nebraska Annual Conference voted to refer to church trial the complaint against the Reverend Jimmy Creech. The committee believes that there are grounds for a chargeable offense against him for "disobeying the order and discipline of the church" when he celebrated a same-gender covenant ceremony on September 14, 1997 at First United Methodist Church, Omaha .
The trial can take place in about two months at the earliest. A bishop from another conference will be brought in to act as the presiding officer.
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See also: Pastor who conducted same-sex union faces church trial, UMNS January 26, 1998