Postponed United Methodist 2020 General Conference

You can watch this video to hear Pastor Andrew’s call to prayer as we lead into the UM General Conference.

I wanted to offer an opportunity to collect much of the info for this Conference, so that you could learn more about the global nature and function of the United Methodist Denomination. We are just one expression of the Christian faith, and out gathering in community with one another and with the United Methodist Denomination is a covenant to be in community to learn and grow together.

I offer some links and resources to help you learn more about this denomination and engage, as you desire, in this time of holy conferencing we know as General Conference.

General Conference in Charlotte, NC

Dates – April 23-May 3, 2024

Schedule for the General Conference

Theme: Psalm 46:10 sets the theme for this important gathering: “…and know that I am God.” In all we do, God guides our every decision.

General Conference Website

A Guide to pray for the 2024 General Conference

Download the Advanced Daily Christian Advocate – This is the book that has all of the reports, legislation, and member information for General Conference. Yes, it is 3 Volumes, and it is a long document (fair warning).

Click Here to Read Bishops Sue’s Letter, addressing misinformation ahead of the General Conference Session

Video Playlists from the Virginia Conference to give context to General Conference.

  • This Playlist, gives a brief overview of General Conference, as well as explores conversations around difficult topics that will be addressed at the upcoming General Conference.
  • This Playlist: Explores deeper what goes into General Conference, and includes conversations unpacking how General Conference works, and conversations with members of the delegation from Virginia exploring work they will be doing in each of the legislative committees they serve on.

Addendum and Post-GC Information Sessions

Annual Conference Post-General Conference Panel Webinar

  • May 9, 2024: 7:00 – 8:00 PM on Zoom (Must Register Here)
    • Note: Webinar will be available for watching after event
  • The panel will include Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson; Rev. Lindsey Baynham Freeman, head of the Virginia delegation; and delegates Rev. Mark Ogren, Marshall Bailey, and Rev. Dr. Jonathan Page.

District General Conference Debrief

  • May 19, 2024: 3:00 – 4:00 PM at Haygood UMC in Norfolk (Zoom Option is available, register for Zoom link here)
  • Delegates to the 2024 General Conference from the Coastal Virginia District, Andrew Kissell, Rev. Beth Givens, and Rev. Dr. Jason Stanley, will provide an overview of what happened. 

To be a visible church without walls; strengthening our local community
by connecting resources to needs through partnerships

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