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Bishops make key decisions

Two women bishops renewing baptism

The Council of Bishops has concluded its meeting and is offering both a pastoral word and prophetic questions about decisions of the 2019 General Conference.

Court rulings put focus on UMC’s future

The Dome in St. Louis, MO

Rulings by Judicial Council on actions of the 2019 General Conference have some church members celebrating and some moving on.

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.

Top Court meeting this week

Man at General Conference 2019

The United Methodist Church’s top court meets April 23-26 to review the Traditional Plan and an exit plan adopted by the special 2019 General Conference.

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. 

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. 

GC2019 maps uncertain way forward

Delegates and Bishops pray together during 2019 General Conference.

More than 53 percent of General Conference delegates approved the Traditional Plan. What’s still uncertain is how much of the legislation will take effect. Unknown until the Judicial Council rules.

One Church ‘largely constitutional’

Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey before Judicial Council

A Judicial Council review of possible plans for the future direction of The UMC found One Church Plan largely constitutional.

Court assesses constitutionality

2016 Book of Discipline

Top court urged during hearing to rule in advance on constitutionality of legislation to come before special 2019 General Conference.

Top court plays key role

Members of the 2016-2020 Judicial Council

The fall meeting of the Judicial Council will open with oral hearings on a requested “declaratory decision” on three plans created by the special commission.

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