My first response is one of deep vulnerability. I have been at a place of lament for quite some time as my spirit tries to navigate and process all that is before us, including this recent announcement around General Conference.
Dear Friends, We are God’s flock. Jesus is our Good Shepherd. – John 10 I invite you to be present for a virtual gathering of all interested laity and clergy in the North Carolina Conference on Wednesday, May 5, at 12 noon. The gathering will last no more than 90 minutes. The purpose of the gathering… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward shares with us the details of General Conference and the Clergy Day Apart.
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→
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2017 Washington, D.C. —- The Council of Bishops (COB) has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. In announcing the call, COB President Bishop Bruce R. Ough said the Special Session will… Continue Reading→
Grace and peace to each of you in the name of Jesus Christ. As you may know, North Carolina marriage laws changed Oct. 10, when the state ban on same sex unions was overturned by judicial decision. The polity of the United Methodist Church did not change. The Book of Discipline, in paragraph 341.6, states… Continue Reading→