General Conference 2020

Bishop to promote Evangelism in District Meetings

At five conference-wide district meetings, Sept. 23 to Oct. 2, Bishop Peggy Johnson will urge churches to engage their communities in outreach for Christ and also discuss General Conference 2020 concerns.

**View and share Bishop Peggy Johnson’s PowerPoint presentation slides.

Bishop’s Evening District Meetings

  • Mon. Sept. 23 – North District (East side) – Pen Argyl UMC, 404 E. Mountain Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA
  • Tue. Sept. 24 – North District (West side) – Frackville: First UMC, 25 South Balliet Street, Frackville.
  • Wed. Sept. 25 – West District – Manheim: Ruhl’s UMC, 4810 Elizabethtown Rd, Manheim.
  • Tue. Oct. 1 – East District – Simpson House, Constitution Hall, 2101 Belmont Ave, Philadelphia.
  • Wed. Oct. 2 – South District – Wayne: St. Matthew’s UMC of Valley Forge, 600 Walker Rd, Wayne.

All District meetings will begin at 6:30 pm.  The Bishop will be speaking about GC 2020 and evangelism in the community.

2020 General Conference Delegation Listening Sessions:
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 – 7 pm to 8:30 pm  Church of the Good Shepherd,  1500, Quentin Rd., Lebanon PA
  • Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 7 pm – 8:30 pm  Downingtown UMC751 East Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA. This event will be streamed and accessible by ZOOM
  • Saturday, April 4, 2020 – 10 am to noon  Simpson House, 2101 Belmont Ave.,
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Monday, April 20, 2020 – 7 pm to 8:30 pm  Wesley UMC, 2540 Center St.,  Bethlehem PA
Post-General Conference Review Sessions with Bishop Johnson
  • Saturday, May 23, 2020, 10 am – 12 noon, West Lawn UMC, Reading, PA
  • Saturday, May 30, 2020  10 am – 12 noon  Aldersgate UMC, Wilmington, DE

U.S. Regional Conference legislation now available

The UMC’s Connectional Table, which coordinates the work of its general agencies, has published its General Conference 2020 petition to create a U.S. Regional Conference along with supplementary materials. The CT collaborated with Wespath on the legislation and offers it publicly now to encourage open communication and inform delegations preparing for GC2020. 

The legislation to create a U.S. Regional Conference (USRC) aims to ease the burden of U.S. legislation on General Conference and give U.S. churches parity with those in central conferences. It should also make General Conference shorter and much less costly. Learn more…

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