Update regarding the delayed General Conference 2020

Update regarding the delayed General Conference 2020

August 12, 2021

With a little over one year before the delayed General Conference 2020, the Iowa Conference Communications office reached out to Heather Hahn, UM News assistant editor, asking what important information can we share with Iowa about the delayed 2020 General Conference of The United Methodist Church. General Conference 2020 is scheduled for August 29 through September 6, 2022.

“First, I’ll just say that the legislation in the Advance Daily Christian Advocate remains unchanged. But because the legislation for the ProtocolChristmas Covenant, and Alaska to become a missionary district were sent by conferences after the legislative deadline, those pieces are not included in the Advocate. The General Conference commission has ruled that these pieces of legislation are properly before delegates since their submission was in line with the Discipline,” said Hahn.

Hahn went on to say that the General Conference commission decided in January of 2021 that any additional legislation beyond these three conference-submitted packages and what is already in the ADCA will have to go before the Committee on Reference, which will have the final say on whether the late submissions are properly before the delegates.  

You can find General Conference-related UM News coverage online here and UM News plans to have more information to share by the first of September.