February 25, 2019
The Special Session of the General Conference of
The United Methodist Church
  Make every effort
to keep yourselves
united in spirit,
binging yourselves
together with peace.
Ephesians 4:3
Bishop Laurie's Daily Reflection
Bishop Laurie's reflection 2/25/19

My dear friends in Christ in Iowa, Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my FatherThere is no shadow of turning with TheeThou changest not, Thy compassions they fail notAs Thou hast been, Thou forever will be. Great is Thy faithfulness!

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GC2019 News
Key GC2019 votes prompt anguish, satisfaction | United...

A long, emotional day of General Conference, with telling though not final votes, left those wanting fuller inclusion of LGBTQ people in The United Methodist Church admitting discouragement. They witnessed the defeat in legislative committee of...

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Effort to delay Traditional Plan debate defeated |...

By Kathy L. Gilbert and Heather Hahn Feb. 25, 2019 | ST. LOUIS (UMNS) General Conference delegates, early in their legislative debate, defeated an effort to postpone discussion of the Traditional Plan and potentially bring up the One Church Plan. ...

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Traditional and One Church backers gear up | United...

General Conference delegates are set to begin their work first thing Feb. 25 on refining legislation in the Traditional Plan. However, even the plan's proponents acknowledge the lawmaking process is far from complete. Advocates for the One Church ...

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Audio Reports
"The Cross and the Flame," sermon by Bishop Kenneth J....

In his sermon for the Sunday morning worship service of the 2019 General Conference, Kenneth H. Carter, Jr., President of the Council of Bishops, reminded the General Conference delegates, "You are here because your people respect you."

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General Conference 2019 - Day 2 wrap-up - General...

A news summary of the second day of action at the 2019 General Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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