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Preview of 2020 General Conference

Kennetha Bigham-Tsai provides preview of business

With the 2020 General Conference 13 weeks away, United Methodists visited Nashville last week for a preview of what’s ahead.

Delegation endorses Bigham-Tsai

Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai preaching at 2018 Michigan Conference

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 .

‘The Plan’ … our leaders comment

A plan supported by prayer

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.

Delegates seek ‘brighter tomorrow’

NCJ delegate Hopgood receives communion

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… Continue Reading Delegates seek ‘brighter tomorrow’

What’s ahead for GC2020 petitions?

Delay of General Conference means next opening will be May 2024

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.

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. 

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