The North Central Jurisdictional Conference will be voting for bishops in July of this year. The Michigan Delegation has endorsed and supports the election of the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai .
Four Michigan Conference leaders — Bishop David Bard, Rev. Benton Heisler, Laura Witkowski, and Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai — offer their initial responses to the separation plan announced on January 3rd.
They heard reports, they got acquainted, they felt the Spirit, and they made a statement. Eighteen members of the Michigan Conference Delegation prepared for their work at the 2020 NCJ Conference next July.
General Conference is now eight months ahead. The deadline for legislation is past and petitions are being translated and prepared for action in May of 2020.
Thirty-nine persons (20 clergy and 19 laity) have been nominated as delegates to the 2020 General Conference. Meet them here.
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.
General Conference organizers appointed a task force to investigate possible improper voting at the recently completed special session of the top lawmaking body.
This four-minute video overview of the special called session of the General Conference, Feb. 23-26, 2019, features Michigan delegate perspectives.
GC 2019 ended days ago. Now the people of The United Methodist Church are invited to pause and reflect on how the movement continues.
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.