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Delegates ponder GC postponement

View of 2020 Michigan delegates

Michigan Conference delegates to the next General Conference reflect on the pluses and minuses of the delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bishop John Yambasu dead at 63

Bishop Yambasu preaching

  KATHY L. GILBERT UM News Sierra Leone Area Bishop John K. Yambasu, who died in a car accident August 16, is being remembered for his courage, leadership, and love of The United Methodist Church and Jesus Christ. Yambasu, 63, had many titles — bishop, chancellor of Africa University, and president of the Africa College… Continue Reading Bishop John Yambasu dead at 63

Group hopes for new vision for UMC

New vision sought for UMC

An informal group, including two Michigan clergy, urges United Methodists to enter into prayerful conversations toward creation of a new vision for the denomination.

Dates for GC and NCJ conferences set

Dates for General and Jurisdictional Conference set.

The 2020 General and Jurisdictional conferences were postponed because of COVID-19. New 2021 dates were announced on May 26 along with a leadership plan for the NCJ.

Acting as the Body of Christ

Free pizza delivery nourishing body and spirit.

Laura Witkowski, celebrates the way churches are adapting creatively to the challenges of the pandemic and calls for strengthening connection as the Body of Christ.

Bishops celebrate connection

Council celebrates connection on Zoom.

120 bishops from around the globe held their first-ever virtual meeting. They celebrate new ways the church is in ministry during the pandemic.

Tentative GC dates announced for 2021

Tentative dates for GC 2021 announced

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.

Headlines from the UM connection

GCFA made headlines around giving

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.