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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.

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. 

WV churches fight opioid crisis

Woman making plans for Recovery House

The national opioid epidemic may seem like a losing battle, but United Methodist churches in West Virginia are offering hope. 

District Dialogue: musings of a D.S.

African woman receiving anointing.

The Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue, Jr., a delegate to the 2019 General Conference, shares his heartbreak and reflects on the paradigm shift taking place in the worldwide United Methodist Church.

Michigan continues response to GC 2019

Michigan delegates on the plenary floor of General Conference 2019

Three weeks have passed since the delegates returned home from St. Louis. In the meantime, Michigan United Methodists join others across the connection in responding to actions of GC 2019.

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. 

Schism or splinter?

Prayers lifted at General Conference

  “There are numerous, intended or unintended, consequences of any kind of schism or splinter of The United Methodist Church,” says Rev. John Harnish. 

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. 

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.

America, Methodists, and Black History

  Scott Manning, a member of the Conference Board of Justice, examines positive and negative glimpses of church and nation during Black History Month.

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