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Conference delegates react to General Conference 2019

By John W. Coleman Nearly two weeks after The United Methodist Church’s dramatic and historic 2019 Special General Conference, which was supposed to point the denomination’s Way Forward, conversations and… Read more

General Conference is over, what happens now?

The commission did their work. A conference was held. Speeches were given. Delegates voted. Decisions were made. Now what? In the days following… Learn more…  Read more

The Arch of Justice

BY BISHOP PEGGY JOHNSON According to the Visitor’s Center at the “St. Louis Arch” National Park, this city has always been “the gateway to the west.”  The earliest major trails… Read more

GC2019 maps uncertain way forward

After four days of prayers, speeches, protests and votes at General Conference, it remains to be seen whether The United Methodist Church has found a way forward or remains stuck. Read more…  Read more

GC2019 OKs Traditional Plan that’s now in the judges’ hands

With the arching drama of the Special Session of General Conference 2019 now ended, the drama moves into the Judicial Council’s arena. The council will consider ruling on the approved… Read more

UM delegates push Traditional Plan forward for a vote

By John W. Coleman The United Methodist Church’s 2019 General Conference Special Session, meeting Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis, Mo., finalizes its debates and decision-making Tuesday, in efforts to end… Read more

A Prayer of Confession

Offered by Bishop Peggy Johnson, February 23, 2019This is the prayer of confession that I prayed at General Conference this morning.  It was written by Rev. Michael Johnson. Gracious God,… Read more

GC2019 opens in prayer, but legislating to follow

By John W. Coleman From the Rev. Lydia Munoz, 1st day of the General Conference Special Session, Feb. 23, 2019: Still, be still. This has been my centering word and… Read more

General Conference Special Session 2019: Live video & photos

View the live video stream of the 2019 Special Session of General Conference, offered by UM Communications. View photos on UM News’s Flickr page.  Read more

UM beliefs, actions, concerns relate to special General Conference

As we prepare for the Special Session of the UMC’s General Conference, February 23-26, in St. Louis, Mo., UM News Service has been publishing an abundance of news and feature articles and… Read more