Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you in these Lenten days as we receive the projected next steps for The United Methodist Church. The Commission on the General Conference has scheduled the 2020 General Conference, delayed further as a result of the pandemic, for August 29-September 6, 2022. Read the call announcement. The… Continue Reading→
Press ReleaseFebruary 25, 2021 Bishops call Special Session of General Conference, create timeline for moving forward WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the further postponement of the 2020 General Conference, the Council of Bishops (COB) is calling a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be convened online on… Continue Reading→
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has asked for the postponement of the 2020 General Conference, set to begin in six weeks, because of the new Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. Read the whole post and letter at unitedmethodistbishops.org.
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you in this new year. I write to encourage your gracious and prayerful attention to the proposal for the future of the United Methodist Church released today by a diverse group of United Methodist leaders. The proposal is the outcome of a skillfully mediated process in which… Continue Reading→
For Immediate ReleaseFriday, August 16, 2019 UMC Bishops agree to ask Judicial Council to review Special Session votes WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops, in response to a request from the Commission on General Conference, has voted to ask the Judicial Council to rule on the implications of the invalid votes discovered during the… Continue Reading→
General Conference organizers have determined enough improper voting likely took place at the 2019 special session to nullify a key vote on how congregations can leave The United Methodist Church. The Commission on General Conference — meeting behind closed doors during its Aug. 7-9 meeting — reviewed an investigation that found “credible objective evidence” of… Continue Reading→
For Immediate ReleaseJune 27, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church (COB) has asked the Judicial Council for a declaratory decision as to the constitutionality, meaning, application and effect of certain petitions adopted as the Traditional Plan by the 2019 General Conference held in St. Louis, Missouri, in February…. Continue Reading→
The Council of Bishops expresses its deep gratitude to the Judicial Council for its careful review of the actions of the 2019 General Conference. The Judicial Council’s decisions are clear and sound, and they give helpful guidance to the Church. Read the full letter on UMC.org.
For Immediate Release April 23, 2019 The Council of Bishops is inviting the people of The United Methodist Church to be in prayer for the Judicial Council, which is in session this week. The Judicial Council will be discussing the constitutionality of matters related to the Special Session of the General Conference held in February…. Continue Reading→