Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, The Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church has ruled on the constitutionality of the plan known as "The Traditional Plan" that was passed at the Special Called Session of General Conference...
Leaders Gather to Discuss What’s Next for The United Methodist Church
Centrist and Progressive UMC leadership engage in conversations for a better way forward Atlanta, GA: “We don’t know the exact nature of Paul’s trouble but we know he made it through!” said Rev. Junius Dotson as he opened the Atlanta “UMC Next” Gathering with a time...
WJ continues being ‘A home for all’ following GC2019
In a manner emblematic of the Western Jurisdiction, the 2019 leadership team meeting March 14 was dedicated to conversation and dialog about General Conference. Members and guests listened and joined together in the conversation.
Those gathered shared hopes for building “new wineskins” that could support both existing commitments to global mission, strong ethnic ministries, and truly inclusive church.
General Secretary responds to General Conference 2019 Commits General Board of Church and Society to work for LGBTQ civil and human rights
### ST. LOUIS, Mo. — General Secretary Susan Henry-Crowe of the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church released the following statement after the close of the 2019 General Conference of The United Methodist Church: "The United Methodist...
Pacific Islander Youth in Post-GC2019
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 29-Door Connection in Light of GC2019
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.
Why General Conference Is Calling for One Legislative Committee
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...
The Cross Unites Us by His Love
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
Happenings Off the Floor of the General Conference
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.
Former lay leader reflects on the long journey toward inclusion for the UMC
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.