NCJ delegate election canceled
The special election for reserve delegates to the 2024 NCJ Conference, scheduled for this year’s Michigan Annual Conference, has been canceled.
Commission aims to stop GC delays
The Commission on the General Conference has not yet announced exact times and place for the 2024 session. Task forces are looking into strategic logistics.
General Conference plans continue
Planners of the next General Conference stick to the goal of holding this pivotal legislative assembly in person with delegates from around the globe. Inclusion and health are top values.
No episcopal elections until 2022
Though some U.S. delegates called for episcopal elections in 2021, the Council of Bishops holds to the plan to elect no new leaders until after the 2022 General Conference.
COB cancels May 8 GC session
The Council of Bishops has pulled back from its plan to hold a one-day virtual General Conference in May 2021. Council President Cynthia Fierro Harvey says more listening and discernment… Continue Reading COB cancels May 8 GC session
Postponed again. GC to convene in 2022
To assure full participation of all General Conference delegates, the Commission on the General Conference has postponed the session to convene in-person in Minneapolis, August 29 – September 6, 2022.
General Conference faces hurdles
The General Conference Commission chair recently outlined the issues facing organizers of the United Methodist Church’s 2021 legislative assembly.
GC online options being considered
Joy Barrett serves on a new technology study team looking at online options to accommodate full participation of 900 delegates and leaders participating in the General Conference from four continents.
Delegates ponder GC postponement
Michigan Conference delegates to the next General Conference reflect on the pluses and minuses of the delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tentative GC dates announced for 2021
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.