With so many voices weighing in on this contentious General Conference, I wanted to lift up the UMC Pacific Islander Community’s perspective and learn from how they are showing up to St. Louis and what GC19 means for their local context.
Alaska’s delegation to General Conference 2019 issued a statement endorsing the One Church Plan but acknowledges that the Alaska United Methodist Conference is diverse in geography, populations, and theology.
Rev. Anthony Tang, photo by DSCUMC By Rev. Anthony Tang, First Reserve Clergy Delegate and pastor of Desert Mission UMC in the Desert Southwest Conference In this 2019 Called Special Session of General Conference, all petitions will be reviewed and voted upon in one...
Former Desert Southwest Conference clergy person gifts hand-made olive-tree wooden crosses to entire General Conference delegation. “I cried out to God to help me live out my call … the spirit led me” – Lerdahl
There is much that takes place off the floor of General Conference and will not be seen by those who are sitting in front of their computers or watching Twitter on their phones.
With #UMCGC taking place just a few miles away, former PNW Conference Lay Leader Amory Peck shared tender moments and offered words of wisdom to a group gathered and concerned about the General Conference taking place in St. Louis.
By Charmaine RobledoDirector of Communications, Mountain Sky Conference As attendees of the special called General Conference arrived at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri on Feb. 23, they were greeted by volunteers with the Mountain Sky Conference of...
Council of Bishops President Bishop Kenneth H. Carter today called on United Methodists to make every effort to maintain unity for the sake of God’s mission as the denomination’s top legislative body began its work in St. Louis, Missouri.
The legislative work of the 2019 General Conference of The United Methodist Church begins on Sunday, Feb. 24 with an organizational session. First order of business will be standard housekeeping items such as setting the bar and taking roll call. The plenary will receive reports from the Committee on the General Conference, Committee on Agenda and Calendar, and Administrative Committees, as well as the report from the Commission on a Way Forward.
Saturday, as the delegates gathered for the General Conference of The United Methodist Church, their time together started with surrender. This was a surrender to God and a surrender to the Holy Spirit. It was a sign that we are giving up of ourselves with the knowledge that our God is not giving up on us.