Apr 15, 2024

A Call to Prayer for General Conference (2024) and for EPA’s Delegates

Judy Ehninger, Eastern PA’s delegation leader to The United Methodist Church’s General & Northeastern Jurisdictional conferences, shares a General Conference prayer calendar when she talks with groups about the denomination’s quadrennial conferences. The postponed 2020 General Conference will meet in Charlotte, North Carolina April 23 to May 3, 2024, for a total of 11 days. The prayer calendar add three days for delegates’ preparation and travel.

General Conference comprises 862 delegates (half clergy, half laity). Forty-four percent come from outside the USA. Fifty-six percent are from the USA.

“Please pray daily for God’s will for The United Methodist Church,” says Judy. The calendar names particular agenda events, reports and legislation highlighted for each day, and identifies an EPA delegate to be prayed for each day. Each delegate is assigned to a specific General Conference Legislative Committee.

EPA Delegates and Assigned Legislative Committees

Lay Delegates (4 delegates and 1 reserve)

Judy Ehninger: Higher Education & Superintendency committees

Lenora Thompson: Global Ministries Committee

David Koch: General Administration Committee

Clarita Krall:  Financial Administration Committee

Reserve Delegate: Kristine Adams

Clergy Delegates (4 delegates and 1 reserve)

Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm: Conferences Committee 

Rev. Dr. Lydia Munoz: Independent Commissions Committee

Rev. Johnson Dodla : Judicial Administration Committee

Rev. Robin Hynicka: Faith and Order Committee 

Reserve Delegate:  Rev. Edward Cameron

“Please pray that this General Conference will bear witness to a more perfect way of faithful service to Christ, who makes all things new and reconciles all people unto himself.”  2 Corinthians 5:16-20.

  April 21 Pray for all 10 EPA delegates preparing to attend General Conference                                 April 22 Travel  day Pray for the delegation to have safe travel and arrivalApril 23 Opening Worship Plenary session   Rev Dawn Taylor-Storm   April 24 Plenary Episcopal Address Legislative Committees   Judy EhningerApril 25 Plenary Legislative Committees     Rev. Dr. Lydia MunozApril 26 Plenary Legislative Committees Financial State of the Church  report   Lenora ThompsonApril 27 Plenary Legislative Committees Wespath retirement plan   Rev. Johnson Dodla
April 28 Sabbath Various worship Opportunities   Pray for delegates to experience meaningful worship experiences      April 29 Plenary Africa University report     David Koch        April 30 Plenary   Recognition of retiring bishops and new episcopal leaders   Rev. Robin HynickaMay1 Plenary Calendar items and conference business     Clarita KrallMay 2 Plenary Commissioning of Missionaries   Rev. Eddie CameronMay 3 Plenary Final GCFA Report   Adjournment 6:30 pm   Kristine AdamsMay 4 Travel Day Pray for safe travel and return to EPA