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Headlines from the UM connection

GCFA made headlines

Here are two national and global headlines that should not be missed as we respond to the coronavirus emergency.

Michigan Conference advances Protocol

Members receive ballots to advance Protocol

On March 7, The Michigan Annual Conference became the 3rd annual conference to advance a petition, “Reconciliation and Grace through Separation and Restructuring.” The only U.S. conference to do so.

Liberians want changes in Protocol

Liberia Conference considered changes in Protocol

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. 

UMs give as ‘Easter people’

People in United Methodist pews are generous

Though dispirited following the 2019 General Conference, the people of The United Methodist Church rallied in giving to denomination-wide ministries.

5 things to know about a U.S. region

Region of the Western Hemisphere

Legislation regarding a region comprising the territory of the U.S. annual conferences is the subject of a Feb. 20 webinar, hosted by the Connectional Table.

Two conferences to vote on Protocol

Bishop Yambasu at GC 2016

A Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace through Separation made global news on January 3. Legislation to enact it at GC2020 will be considered in Michigan and Sierra Leone in March.

Special Michigan AC called in March

Members to vote in Special Session

A special session of the Michigan Annual Conference is being called on March 7, 2020, by Bishop David Bard, to consider forwarding Protocol legislation on to the 2020 General Conference.

Life in interesting times

Bishop Bard at GC 2019

Interesting times call for out of the ordinary actions. Bishop David Bard recalls a conference speaker’s words about a “liminal season,” as he explains the reasons for a special annual conference session.

Help your congregation be ready

Pray. Study. Serve. Give. These are ways your congregation can prepare for General Conference 2020, meeting in Minneapolis, May 5-15.

Love of UMC moved plan forward

Panel discusses the plan for separation

A panel of United Methodists and their chief mediator, Kenneth Feinberg, explain how the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation plan was formed. Read more and view the video here.

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