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Special session pre-registration now available

Guests and observers to the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference, The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly, may now pre-register online. Read More

A design team for the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference met recently in Charlotte. Photo by Diane Degnan

Commission on the General Conference determines petition process

Commission on the General Conference outlines process for determining if petitions submitted to the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference are in harmony with the Council of Bishops’ amended call... Read More

The commission members saying farewell to each other after the final meeting in May 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Way Forward report released in all four official languages of General Conference

The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward has been released in English, French, Portuguese and Swahili; all four official languages of the General Conference. Read More

Commission reverses special session registration fees

The Commission on the General Conference has voted to rescind registration fees for the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference. Read More

Bishops seek declaratory decisions on three plans submitted to General Conference

Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church asks for declaratory decisions from Judicial Council on the constitutionality of Commission on a Way Forward petitions. Read More

Commission on a Way Forward final report being translated

The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward to the Special Session of the General Conference in 2019 will become available once it has been translated -- anticipated by... Read More

With the amended call, members of the Commission on a Way Forward  - not the bishops -  will present the report to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference.

UMC Bishops amend call for 2019 Special Session of General Conference

The Council of Bishops has amended its call for the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Commission on a Way Forward releases final videos for 2019 General Conference

The Commission on a Way Forward has released the final two videos of a 10-video series that the Commission hopes will inform The United Methodist Church on its processes and... Read More

Bishops offer video as resource for One Church Plan discussions

The Council of Bishops is offering a video outlining the One Church Plan as a resource for annual conferences as they prepare for the 2019 Special Session of General Conference. Read More

Bishop Bruce Ough (left) speaks during the oral hearing of the Judicial Council meeting on May 22, 2018. Also pictured (right), Bishop Scott J. Jones of the Texas Conference.

Bishops respond to Judicial Council Decision 1360, in relation to the 2019 General Conference

Council of Bishops President Ken Carter has issued a statement on behalf of the Council of Bishops in response to Decision 1360 as it pertains to the 2019 Special Session of General... Read More

Bishop Bruce Ough speaks during the oral hearing of the Judicial Council meeting on May 22, 2018.

Bishops urge Judicial Council to restrict petitions to 2019 General Conference

United Methodist bishops urge Judicial Council to restrict 2019 Special Session of the General Conference business to Commission on a Way Forward recommendations. Read More

Registration fees to cover budget gap for 2019 Special Session of the General Conference

The Commission on the General Conference has voted to utilize registration fees in order to make up a budget shortfall for the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference. Read More

The Dome in St. Louis selected as venue for 2019 General Conference Special Session

The Commission on General Conference announced that the 2019 special session of the General Conference will be held in The Dome in St. Louis. Read More

Volunteer marshals and pages sought for 2019 special session

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April 4, 2018 Volunteer marshals and pages sought for 2019 Special Session of the General Conference Nashville, Tenn.:... Read More

Volunteer marshals and pages sought for 2019 special session

Beginning April 4, 2018, volunteers will be able to apply online to serve as marshals or pages during the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church. Read More

Commission on General Conference Looks Toward 2019 and 2020

The Commission on General Conference announced the America’s Center Convention Complex will be the venue for the 2019 special session to be held February 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri. Read More

UMC Bishops Call Special Session of General Conference for 2019

The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Read More

Council of Bishops to call for 2019 General Conference

Through an affirmative vote at their fall meeting this week, the United Methodist Council of Bishops expressed their intent to call for a special session of the General Conference in... Read More