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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.

What to know about Albion Special Session

Albion College's Goodrich Chapel

Members and guests of The Michigan Annual Conference will travel to Albion March 7 for a Yes-or-No vote on one General Conference petition. Here are the essential things to know upon arrival.

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. 

Register for Special Session by Mar. 2

Members will gather again in March

AC members who gathered in Acme last May will gather again in Albion on March 7 for a special session. Under  consideration is the forwarding of Protocol legislation on to the 2020 General Conference

Registered for Special Session?

They registered. Have you?

A special session of the Michigan Annual Conference has been called on March 7th to consider forwarding Protocol legislation on to GC 2020. Members must be registered by March 2.

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.

Special Michigan AC called in March

Members to vote in Special Session

A special session of the Michigan Annual Conference is being called on March 7, 2020, by Bishop David Bard, to consider forwarding Protocol legislation on to the 2020 General Conference.

Life in interesting times

Bishop Bard at GC 2019

Interesting times call for out of the ordinary actions. Bishop David Bard recalls a conference speaker’s words about a “liminal season,” as he explains the reasons for a special annual conference session.

Preview of 2020 General Conference

Kennetha Bigham-Tsai provides preview of business

With the 2020 General Conference 13 weeks away, United Methodists visited Nashville last week for a preview of what’s ahead.

Hold on closings and complaints

Thomas Bickerton

“We need to settle ourselves down and breathe and allow the breath of God to take us to this next stage,” said Bishop Thomas Bickerton, regarding complaints and church closings.

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