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.
Posts and stories from General Conference.
As the pandemic continues and the wait time for visas stretches to over two years in some countries, the Commission on the General Conference announced today that the 2020 General Conference cannot be held in 2022 due to COVID-related and governmental policies/constraints. Read the full release at UMC.org→Read a message from the Council of Bishops… Continue Reading→
By Heather HahnFeb. 22, 2022 | UM News The United Methodist Church’s top court ruled that any postponement of General Conference resets the submission deadlines for proposed legislation. The Judicial Council ruling comes as the Commission on the General Conference is considering whether the international lawmaking assembly — already twice postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic… Continue Reading→
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE11/03/2020 Connectional Table’s Emerging Project launches first video segments discussing General Conference and the future of the UMC Chicago, Illinois – The Connectional Table’s Emerging Project is launching video segments about the future of the United Methodist Church. The Emerging Project is moving in a new direction by using Wesley’s historic questions that… Continue Reading→
Chicago, Illinois: In a virtual board meeting on October 29, 2020, the Connectional Table (CT) voted to affirm the Christmas Covenant legislation as a vehicle for providing global regionalism in The United Methodist Church, including the creation of the U.S. as a regional conference. This decision affirms the CT’s continuing support of its own U.S…. Continue Reading→
Commission on the General Conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 27, 2020 The Commission on the General Conference has named a Technology Study Team to explore the implications of options for accommodating full participation at General Conference including, but not limited to, the possibility of utilizing technology and online voting. The Commission made the decision to create… Continue Reading→
Commission on the General Conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2020 Commission sets dates for postponed General Conference; will explore new uses of technology Nashville, Tenn.: The Commission on the General Conference has announced new 2021 dates for General Conference following the postponement of the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The quadrennial legislative event… Continue Reading→
Commission on the General Conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2020 Nashville, Tenn.: Subsequent to the announcement by the Executive Committee of the Commission on the General Conference that the 2020 General Conference will be postponed, the full Commission met March 21, 2020 to determine next steps to take in setting a new date. After hearing recommendations… Continue Reading→
Commission on the General Conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2020 Nashville, Tenn.: As concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic continue to escalate, the Commission on the General Conference will meet on March 21 via teleconference to discuss plans for the 2020 General Conference, scheduled for May 5-15, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minn. According to the… Continue Reading→