Can't find something?

We're here to help.

Send us an email at:

contact@michiganumc.org

and we'll get back with you as soon as possible.

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.

Delegates to vote on Traditional Plan

Two delegtes from Upper New York Conference embrace during Monday's afternoon session.

General Conference delegates spent Monday, February 25, as a legislative committee debating four major plans. The Traditional Plan was the only one to advance for action in Tuesday’s plenary session.

Delegates vote legislative priorities

Vote totals show on screen

Petitions meant to address pensions and the Traditional Plan topped the list of priorities for what General Conference delegates will work on in their legislative committee reconvening on February 25. 

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.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!