The 2020 General and Jurisdictional conferences were postponed because of COVID-19. New 2021 dates were announced on May 26 along with a leadership plan for the NCJ.
In the aftermath of the killing of Ahmoud Arbery, United Methodists, including the Rev. Dr. B. Kevin Smalls, are speaking out against the deterioration of race relations in the U.S.
120 bishops from around the globe held their first-ever virtual meeting. They celebrate new ways the church is in ministry during the pandemic.
The tentative dates for the next General Conference are August 31-September 10, 2021. Once official, other significant meetings will be also be fixed on the calendar.
On April 6 the announcement was made that all U.S. Jurisdictional Conferences for 2020 are postponed. The Council of Bishops will reschedule in the near future.
Here are two national and global headlines that should not be missed as we respond to the coronavirus emergency.
Council of Bishops asks the Judicial Council, UMC’s top court, to rule on five questions related to the Traditional Plan.
The Council of Bishops began its spring meeting May 6 amid conversations around the denomination about possibly splitting the church.
The Council of Bishops has concluded its meeting and is offering both a pastoral word and prophetic questions about decisions of the 2019 General Conference.
Conversations about the future of The UMC are quietly occurring among leaders after General Conference underscored deep divisions over homosexuality.