When United Methodist communicators around the globe voted on the most significant events in the denomination in 2020, COVID-19 and the grief it has caused was named the top story of the year.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the 2020 General Conference 13 weeks away, United Methodists visited Nashville last week for a preview of what’s ahead.