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2020 delegate nominees introduced

Minneapolis skyline

Thirty-nine persons (20 clergy and 19 laity) have been nominated as delegates to the 2020 General Conference. Meet them here.

Bishop Carter responds to New York Times

Bishop Carter speaks at a press conference.

  On March 14 the Times published a feature, “Improper Voting Discovered at Methodist Vote on Gay Clergy.” Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, President of the Council of Bishops responds. 

Task force investigating GC2019 voting

Gary Graves, General Conference Secretary, answers questions about what's next.

General Conference organizers appointed a task force to investigate possible improper voting at the recently completed special session of the top lawmaking body. 

Michigan delegate video spotlights GC2019

Rev. Melanie Carey at The Dome

This four-minute video overview of the special called session of the General Conference, Feb. 23-26, 2019, features Michigan delegate perspectives.

With GC 2019 over, it’s time to wait

Light shining through trees. God's presence after GC 2019

  GC 2019 ended days ago. Now the people of The United Methodist Church are invited to pause and reflect on how the movement continues. 

Feelings ran high on Tuesday of GC2019

Persons experiencing sadness and grief at GC 2019

Michigan delegates and observers came together on Tuesday, a day of momentous decision, with a variety of emotions. For some it was the Fourth of July, for others Good Friday. 

Delegates to vote on Traditional Plan

Two delegtes from Upper New York Conference embrace during Monday's afternoon session.

General Conference delegates spent Monday, February 25, as a legislative committee debating four major plans. The Traditional Plan was the only one to advance for action in Tuesday’s plenary session.

Winds of the Spirit flow at GC2019

Michigan delegates to the 2019 General Conference

“Come Holy Spirit!” Those were the power-filled words prayed often on February 24 as the business of the 2019 General Conference moved ahead. Michigan delegates and guests feel God’s presence.

Delegates vote legislative priorities

Vote totals show on screen

Petitions meant to address pensions and the Traditional Plan topped the list of priorities for what General Conference delegates will work on in their legislative committee reconvening on February 25. 

Disconnected in The Dome

Birdseye view of plenary floor

In today’s blog from The Dome in St Louis, the Rev. John Harnish addresses the issues of separation and segregation presented by the 2019 venue for General Conference.

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