In this video launching the new “Where Love Lives” campaign, the Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church remind us who God calls the Church to be: a faithful, inviting, open, safe and loving home for all people.
‘Where Love Lives, Creating a Fully Inclusive United Methodist Church’; Western Jurisdiction Beginning Year-long Campaign
The Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church is beginning preparations for the next General Conference by recommitting itself to be a faithful, inviting, open, safe and loving place for all people.
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.
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.
General Conference 2019: The Work Begins
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.
Day of Prayer and Worship: Starting With Surrender
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.
Inter-Ethnic Dialogue on Human Sexuality and the Church with WJ Latinx Young Adults
On February 23, 2019, the MARCHA West chapter hosted the WJ Young Adults Latinx group for a dialogue on issues of human sexuality to prep the young adults for what they might hear and experience during the 2019 General Conference Special Session. Guess what their reaction was.
General Conference Day of Prayer – Saturday
History is being made in St. Louis. Not only will the special called session of General Conference, Feb. 23-26, be the first special session since the one in 1970 that dealt with the organization of The United Methodist Church, but the Day of Prayer on Saturday will be historic, too. It will represent the first time that a general session has been launched with such an extended period of communal prayer: Six-and-a-half hours, beginning at 9 a.m. Central Standard Time and ending at 3:30 p.m. CST.