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Bishop considers a ‘wider-angle view’

Bishops praying at General Conference 2019 before the debate begins

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.

Views on GC2019 and mission

Bishop John Yambasu prays at the 2019 General Conference

Directors of the Board of Global Ministries express pain over the divide that has occurred since the special General Conference.  

Outcome of General Conference bittersweet

Those supporting the Traditional Plan say the vote was the best way forward, but it’s not a time for celebration. 

Bishop gathers clergy in Midland

Bishop Bard with Michigan clergy

  Clergy from across The Michigan Conference filled the sanctuary of Midland First UMC last Saturday. It was a time of worship, witness and listening. 

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. 

Global headlines, local heartlines

Rev. Bob Hundley speaks to thos at the Prayer Vigil.

News out of the 2019 General Conference caused pain and uncertainty for many. United Methodist congregations in Michigan offered information and pastoral care.

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.

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