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Plans turn to action February 24

St. Louis skyline

Delegates prepare. Bloggers write. Panels discuss. Congregations pray. All leading up to the 2019 General Conference now ten days away.

The Joyful Journey

Loom with colorful threads

In this month’s blog, The Joyful Journey, Bishop David A. Bard remembers a Grammy-winning song and views the 2019 General Conference as a tapestry rich in the love of God.

Podcasts feature Bishop David Bard

White earbuds on top of a tablet

A series of podcasts by United Methodist bishops, who support the One Church Plan, may be found on the One Church Plan website. Listen to Bishop David Bard and others.

Prepare your congregation for GC2019

Plenary session of the 2016 General Conference in Portland, OR

Your church can create a listening session about issues going to the 2019 General Conference. A Tool Box is available for your use.

Delegation chairs look toward GC2019

Minnesota delegates to 2016 General Conference

As the crucial meeting looms in February 2019, ‘team captains’ of conference delegations are well aware of church’s hopes, fears.

Bishops launch ‘One Church Plan’ site

United Methodist bishops celebrating unity

United Methodist bishops say they want to provide information to help delegates preparing for the 2019 General Conference. Since its introduction the new site has received both pushback and support.

View Connectional Conversation video

Bishop David Bard explains One Church Plan

Bishop David Bard has almost completed his circuit of Connectional Conversation. This video provides an opportunity to hear his opening presentation.

WCA plans next steps

Closing Communion at Wesley Covenant Association Assembly Nov. 3, 2018

The Wesley Covenant Association’s 2,500 members held their first global legislative assembly on November 2, 2018 and passed four resolutions.

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.

Charting a Way Forward

Bishop David Bard at St. Ignace UMC

Conversations continue around the state as Bishop Bard and Michigan delegates engage groups about A Way Forward for The UMC.