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UMCNext suggests ‘respectful separation’

UMCNext press conference on May 22.

The UMCNext coalition has just released a plan that would remove restrictions against same-sex weddings and ordination of LGBTQ clergy. The plan also would let local churches vote to leave the denomination. 

Group drafts separation plan

Worship Center at 2019 GC. Talks continue about unity or separation of UMC.

The Indianapolis Plan for proposed UMC separation, is being put forward by a group including traditional, progressive, and centrist viewpoints.

General Conference now 285 days away

Delegates to 2020 General Conference will arrive in Minneapolis in 285 days

The 2020 General Conference convenes in Minneapolis on May 5. Updates and resources to help you follow this historic event are available at gc.michiganumc.org.

Annual Conferences focus on future

Voting at Michigan Annual Conference

Many resolutions before annual conferences respond in some way to GC 2019. Delegates are also being elected for GC 2020.

Get involved in GC 2020

Anita Hahn at GC 2019

Pages, marshals, choirs, and worship liturgy are needed for the 2020 General Conference meeting May 5-15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Interested? Here’s how to apply.

Bishop considers a ‘wider-angle view’

BIshops praying at General Conference 2019

Bishop David Bard describes the recent rulings of the Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church and outlines possible next steps between now and the 2020 General Conference in Minneapolis.

Choirs needed at 2020 General Conference

College choirs singing at 2016 General Conference

Online auditions for an invitation to perform at the 2020 General Conference are now being accepted. Here’s how to apply.

GC 2020 nominations are now open

Michigan Delegates at the 2016 General Conference in Portland, OR

The process is in place to nominate delegates, clergy and laity, for election to serve at the 2020 General and Jurisdictional conferences. Nominations are due by February 15, 2019.

Young disciples shape UMC future

GYPC 2018

Delegates to the Global Young People’s Convocation developed legislation that will be submitted as petitions to the 2020 General Conference.

Changing UMC map of Africa

The fast-growing African Central Conference proposes splitting itself into four new Central Conferences.

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