NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Advance Daily Christian Advocate is available online in English, French, Kiswahili and Portuguese. The publication contains the agenda, rules, delegate listings, petitions, information for delegates and codes of conduct for the 2019 General Conference. Online versions are free and bound printed volumes can be purchased from Cokesbury. Download online versionsBuy a… Continue Reading→
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Council of BishopsThe United Methodist Church For Immediate ReleaseTuesday, February 12, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The bishops of The United Methodist Church are preparing to preside over the three-day Special Session of the General Conference set for Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri. In a letter to the United Methodists released today, Council of Bishops President… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward is hopeful that God’s love, mercy and grace will be evident in St. Louis as delegates meet at the special called General Conference later this month.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2019 Nashville, Tennessee: The Commission on the General Conference has devised a process for determining the order in which legislative proposals will be considered by the single legislative committee during the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference. Petitions which compose a plan will be considered together as one unit…. Continue Reading→
CHICAGO, IL— The Connectional Table’s allocations team released its report on the 2021-2024 quadrennial budget to the United Methodist general agencies, apportioned funds and the public on January 29, 2019. While the report reflects a 23 percent reduction in allocated funds, the group is proud to highlight many examples of innovation and responsible stewardship of The United… Continue Reading→
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Praying Our Way Forward team of the Council of Bishops has released details of the Day of Prayer, which will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CST in the St. Louis America’s Center Convention Complex on Saturday, February 23, the first day of the 2019 Special Session of General… Continue Reading→
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2019 Seventy-eight legislative petitions headed for St. Louis Dallas, Texas: The General Conference Committee on Reference has determined that 78 petitions submitted for consideration by the 2019 General Conference are in harmony with the purpose of the special session to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. All those… Continue Reading→
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As we turn to the new year and the approaching February meeting of the called Special Session of General Conference, the moderators would like to encourage delegates to the General Conference, as well as all spiritual leaders in The United Methodist Church, to read and consider the report of the Commission in its entirety…. Continue Reading→
For Immediate ReleaseTo the People of the United Methodist Church: Grace and Peace to you in these days of Christmas, and at the conclusion of a calendar year. At the fall meeting of the Council of Bishops at St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, bishops approved a motion to send a pastoral letter to the Global LGBTQ… Continue Reading→