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→
As in the days immediately following his crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus appeared in mysterious and surprising ways. Let us be open to his presence wherever we gather.
United Methodist Council of Bishops April 28, 2017 TO: All United Methodists FROM: Bishop Bruce R. Ough, President Council of Bishops RE: Judicial Council Decision Grace to you and peace from God our Creator and our Lord Jesus Christ. Today, the Judicial Council released its decision on a request for a declaratory decision from the… Continue Reading→
Before tackling the pile of petitions before them, delegates to General Conference 2016 voted to fill vacancies in key positions on the Judicial Council, the University Senate and the Commission on General Conference. And then, voting officially began. Opening worship “God is the host for our “banquet,” be it General Conference or God’s “kingdom on… Continue Reading→
With a drum welcome from indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest, United Methodists gathered for the 2016 General Conference, the top legislative body of the denomination, joined in a cacophony of “alleluias” in many languages during opening worship.Meeting May 10-20 at the Oregon Convention Center, the 864 delegates will consider 1,000 petitions that will determine… Continue Reading→
The Judicial Council is given the responsibility by The United Methodist Church to ensure that the decisions of the General Conference and the Annual Conferences are sound in keeping with the constitution of The United Methodist Church. The Judicial Council of The United Methodist, during their work in late October, issued two rulings that directly… Continue Reading→
The Judicial Council, the highest judicial body of the United Methodist Church, met November 2, 2009 in Durham, NC. The Judicial Council is composed of nine members elected by the General Conference, and determines the constitutionality of acts or proposed acts of the General, Jurisdictional, Central, and Annual Conferences. Twenty one docket items were addressed… Continue Reading→