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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

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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. 

UMs give as ‘Easter people’

When the offering plate is not an option

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.

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