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Bishops Bard and Jones seek unity

BIshop Bard and colleagues consult Discipline on future course of UMC.

On July 10 UM News released a report of a “New Form of Unity,” proposed by Bishops David Bard (Michigan) and Scott Jones (Texas). Read the report and more comments from Bishop Bard.

Bishop announces GC 2019 listening sessions

Bishops praying at Gener alConference 2019

Bishop David Bard has announced four more opportunities for dialogue with him on actions taken at the 2019 General Conference.

Michigan continues response to GC 2019

Michigan delegates on the plenary floor of General Conference 2019

Three weeks have passed since the delegates returned home from St. Louis. In the meantime, Michigan United Methodists join others across the connection in responding to actions of GC 2019.

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. 

Details of court docket summarized

Day of Prayer at 2019 General Conference

Headline-making decisions by the legislative body of The United Methodist Church will be reviewed next month by the top court. 

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.

Young adults reflect on Traditional Plan

Young adults at the 2019 General Conference.

Passage of the Traditional Plan by GC 2019 prompted both joy and grief among young adults present in St. Louis. 

Ministry with LGBTQ youth

Woman counseling a teen

The Youth Worker Collective of Discipleship Ministries offers a helpful guide to being in ministry with LGBTQ youth after GC2019.

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. 

Next steps following General Conference

Bishop Bard speaks from his office in Lansing

General Conference concluded on February 26th. Bishop David A. Bard offers a pastoral letter to share with Michigan congregations this Sunday, March 3rd. His invitation is to wait and pray.

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