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Tentative General Conference dates publicized

After the pandemic-caused postponement, the new prospective dates for The United Methodist Church’s General Conference are 8/31-9/10, 2021.

GC2020 delegates listening sessions postponed

The Eastern PA Conference delegation to the 2020 General & Jurisdiction conferences has postponed its remaining listening sessions, scheduled for April 2, 4, and 20, until further notice….
See all GC2020 Information on our General Conference webpage.

Delegates get foretaste of what’s on the table at GC2020

In a gathering that emphasized the denomination’s impasse over homosexuality, General Conference delegates and other UMC leaders received a preview of some of the proposals that will come before the… Read more

2 groups send petitions about UMC future to GC2020

UM News published two stories in the past week about UMC reorganization and dissolution proposals that moderate and progressive groups have sent to the 2020 General Conference. One set of… Read more

New UMC separation plans emerge for 2020

Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. —Matthew 12:25 No doubt many have considered how Jesus’ warning might… Read more

Conference’s 2020 delegates appreciate honor to serve

Delegates elected to represent the Eastern PA Conference at the 2020 General Conference (May 5-15 in Minneapolis, Minn.) and the Northeast Jurisdictional (NEJ) Conference (July 13-17 in Hunt Valley, Md.)… Read more

The big screen on the first night of General Conference 2019 shows delegates' preferences for which pieces of legislation to consider first. The top three vote-getters--Wespath's pension modification plan, the Traditional Plan and the Taylor Disaffiliation Plan--all passed as amended and will impact the 2019 Eastern PA Annual Conference. UMNS photo

Annual Conference resolutions address changes ahead

The 2019 Eastern PA Annual Conference (AC2019), meeting June 13-15, will consider 19 legislative resolutions for debate and votes among its membership…

AC2019 resolutions, GC2020 nominations due in March

We have several March deadlines coming up; and two of the most important relate to the 2019 Session of Annual Conference, June 13-15…