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.
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.
Directors of the Board of Global Ministries express pain over the divide that has occurred since the special General Conference.
Those supporting the Traditional Plan say the vote was the best way forward, but it’s not a time for celebration.
Clergy from across The Michigan Conference filled the sanctuary of Midland First UMC last Saturday. It was a time of worship, witness and listening.
Headline-making decisions by the legislative body of The United Methodist Church will be reviewed next month by the top court.
Passage of the Traditional Plan by GC 2019 prompted both joy and grief among young adults present in St. Louis.
News out of the 2019 General Conference caused pain and uncertainty for many. United Methodist congregations in Michigan offered information and pastoral care.
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.
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.