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Statement adopted by NJC delegates at November meeting

Statement adopted by NJC delegates at November meeting

11/15/2019

Delegates from the North Central Jurisdiction met on November 8-9 to talk about the state of the jurisdiction and discuss the denomination’s future in preparation for next year’s General and Jurisdictional Conferences. Members of the jurisdiction’s Mission Council, which oversees its ministries and budget, joined them. At the gathering, the clergy...


General Conference 2020: A preliminary look at key legislation

General Conference 2020: A preliminary look at key legislation

10/17/2019

By: Christa Meland Next May, 15 months after the top legislative body of The United Methodist Church voted to adopt the Traditional Plan, delegates at the 2020 General Conference will consider alternative options for a way forward. (View all General Conference 2019 coverage here.)   The Traditional Plan, approved at the 2019 Special Called Session...


Now Receiving Candidates for Episcopal Nominee

Now Receiving Candidates for Episcopal Nominee

10/2/2019

The Iowa delegation of the North Central Jurisdictional Conference has the pleasure of presenting an Episcopal Nominee to the 2020 Iowa Annual Conference. This process involves receiving names of possible candidates now through October 31, 2019.   On November 1, 2019, those candidates will then receive the “Episcopal Nominee Information” form and ...


N.E.W. Plan would create 4 denominations

N.E.W. Plan would create 4 denominations

9/26/2019

A United Methodist group has submitted legislation that would dissolve The United Methodist Church and form four new global denominations instead. The legislation says the new Methodist expressions would be traditionalist, moderate, progressive and liberationist in orientation.  The New Expressions Worldwide, or N.E.W., Plan is the work of ...


Connectional Table’s U.S. Regional Conference legislation now available

Connectional Table’s U.S. Regional Conference legislation now available

9/13/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2019 Connectional Table’s U.S. Regional Conference legislation now available. Chicago, IL – The Connectional Table is publishing its legislative petition to create a U.S. Regional Conference, as well as a one-page frequently asked questions sheet and a narrative booklet.  The CT, who collaborated closely with ...


UMCNext plan would end LGBTQ restrictions

UMCNext plan would end LGBTQ restrictions

8/19/2019

  By Sam Hodges Aug. 19, 2019 | DALLAS (UM News) UMCNext, a coalition that includes Reconciling Ministries Network, Uniting Methodists and Mainstream UMC, has offered a plan that would end The United Methodist Church's restrictions against same-sex weddings and LGBTQ ordination and offer a gracious exit to local churches that disagree with those ...


Group drafts separation plan for denomination

Group drafts separation plan for denomination

8/13/2019

By Sam Hodges Aug. 13, 2019 | DALLAS (UM News)   The United Methodist Church’s conflict over homosexuality is irreconcilable and calls for amicable separation into different denominations, according to a 12-person group of centrists, traditionalists and progressives that began meeting in late June. “We’ve discovered The United Methodist Church can’...


Elected delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conferences in 2020

Elected delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conferences in 2020

7/13/2019

CLERGY: Lanette Plambeck  Katie Dawson LaTonya Calderon Chad Jennings  Nathaniel Nims Alejandro Alfaro-Santiz Andrea Kraushaar Frederick Lewis Tyler Schwaller Joshua Steward Sean McRoberts Melissa Warren Clergy Alternates: Barrie Tritle Amy Johnson Matt German Scott Kober William Ranney Brian Oliver LAITY: John Rothlisberger Lynn Calvert ...


2 bishops offer plan for denomination’s future

2 bishops offer plan for denomination’s future

7/10/2019

By Sam Hodges July 10, 2019 | UM News   Two bishops propose turning The United Methodist Church into an umbrella organization for new, self-governing church groups that would offer different approaches on ordination of gay clergy and same-sex unions. Michigan Conference Bishop David Bard and Texas Conference Bishop Scott Jones began collaborating ...


Want to be a GC2020 marshal or page?

Want to be a GC2020 marshal or page?

5/15/2019

Beginning today, United Methodists may apply online to serve as volunteer marshals or pages during The United Methodist Church’s 2020 General Conference. The denomination’s top legislative assembly will meet May 5-15, 2020, in Minneapolis. Approximately 175 volunteers are needed to serve as marshals and pages during General Conference. Marshals are...