GC 2021? Until recently, General Conference was thought to be just three months away. Now it is likely to take place next year. Factors related to COVID-19 are behind the rescheduling of the global event.
The Council of Bishops had requested the rescheduling of GC2020. Then the Minneapolis Convention Center canceled the venue. Conference organizers have postponed the 2020 General Conference.
Here are two national and global headlines that should not be missed as we respond to the coronavirus emergency.
On February 4, 2020 UMCOR announced it was providing an emergency grant to the Amity Foundation, their partner in China. The funds would address the spread of coronavirus.
United Methodists in Nashville both grieved and gave thanks as they gathered in places of worship the Sunday after tornadoes ripped the city. For some, their place of worship was gone.
Nighttime twisters claimed 25 lives, injured 150, and cut a 10-mile path through Tennessee. Three Nashville UM churches heavily damaged.
Bishop David Bard calls Michigan United Methodists to pray for those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. He urges churches to be aware of precautions to take if the outbreak spreads.
Liberia’s General Conference delegates are mandated to work for changes in the financial aspects of the Protocol and lower the percentage of votes needed for a conference to leave The UMC.
This UMCOR-funded project provides chicks to help women and girls generate income in an area with drought and dying crops. Fight disaster before it happens. UMCOR Sunday is March 22.
Legislation regarding a region comprising the territory of the U.S. annual conferences is the subject of a Feb. 20 webinar, hosted by the Connectional Table.