FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 15, 2019 NASHVILLE, Tennessee: Beginning today, United Methodists may apply online to serve as volunteer marshals or pages during The United Methodist Church’s 2020 General Conference. The denomination’s top legislative assembly will meet May 5-15, 2020, in Minneapolis. Approximately 175 volunteers are needed to serve as marshals and pages during General Conference. Marshals are responsible for… Continue Reading→
Posts and stories from General Conference.
Commission on the General Conference The United Methodist Church For Immediate Release May 13, 2019 NASHVILLE, Tennessee: The 2020 General Conference worship design team invites United Methodists to take an active role in the worship experience at the denomination’s quadrennial event as it seeks individuals to write liturgy, including prayers, calls to worship and litanies…. Continue Reading→
The Judicial Council, at its April 2019 meeting, reviewed actions taken by the special General Conference in February. The council serves as The United Methodist Church’s supreme court. General Conference, the denomination’s top lawmaking body, passed the Traditional Plan, which enhances current policies about homosexuality and strengthens enforcement, and approved procedures for local churches to… 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→
The Connectional Table The United Methodist Church April 3, 2019 NASHVILLE, TN – In a statement read before the board at their spring meeting, leaders of the Connectional Table acknowledged the need for denomination-wide conversations to find a path toward sustainable peace in the wake of General Conference 2019. CT Chair Bishop Christian Alsted and… Continue Reading→
A great article from UM News explaining what actually happened at the special called General Conference in St. Louis in February. Ask The UMC: What Happened at General Conference?
Large crowds gathered on Sunday, March 3 to hear an hour-long report from General Conference delegates about the special called session. After welcoming attendees, delegates began by explaining how local churches in the NC Conference fit into the global connection and the process of submitting petitions and electing delegates to General Conference. Since Bishop Ward… Continue Reading→
WASHINGTON, D. C. – In the aftermath of the Special Session of the General Conference, Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, President of the Council of Bishops has issued a pastoral letter based on James 5:13-16. “James does not call us to identify the sins of one another. He calls us to confess our sins to one… Continue Reading→