UPDATE: GC 2020 LIKELY TO BECOME GC 2021
General Conference organizers are exploring potential new dates in 2021 for The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly after the coronavirus pandemic forced postponement.
The Commission on the General Conference determined that multiple factors meant it would not be feasible to reschedule to hold the international 10-day gathering this year.
“These issues include the undetermined length of the pandemic, uncertainty around travel bans in different areas of the world, delays in processing visas due to government and business closures and other questions,” Kim Simpson, commission chair, said in a statement.
At this point, the commission does not have specific dates to announce.
(This story includes comments from Michigan Delegation Co-chairs Laura Witkowski and Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai.) READ MORE.
In May 2020, hundreds of delegates from around the world will converge on Minneapolis Minnesota for the General Conference. At stake, may be the future of The United Methodist Church.
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The Michigan Conference will be represented by a team of elected Clergy and Lay delegates who will vote on a series of measures that hopes to unite faithful United Methodists who differ on these issues, but agree on our mission as a denomination. This site will provide you with accurate up-to-the-minute information, updates and resources you can use to follow this historic event.
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