Michigan Conference delegates to the next General Conference reflect on the pluses and minuses of the delay caused by the COVID-19 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.
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.
With the 2020 General Conference 13 weeks away, United Methodists visited Nashville last week for a preview of what’s ahead.
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.