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Key GC2019 votes prompt anguish, satisfaction

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 10:20pm
Young reserve delegate’s remarks inspire those reeling from One Church Plan’s defeat in legislative committee.
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General Conference 2019 - Day 2 wrap-up

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 12:55pm
A news summary of the second day of action at the 2019 General Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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GC2019 Daily Update: Feb. 25

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 12:09pm
This story updated: 7:30 p.m. Monday.
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"The Cross and the Flame," sermon by Bishop Kenneth J. Carter

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 11:13pm
Preaching Feb. 24, Council of Bishops President Kenneth H. Carter called on General Conference delegates to “watch and listen…and pray for the gift of the Holy Spirit, to make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world.”
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Traditional and One Church backers gear up

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 11:04pm
The Traditional Plan is the top priority as delegates begin their second day of legislative committee. But One Church Plan backers have not given up.
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Pensions, Traditional Plan top priority votes

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 10:20pm
Delegates ranked petitions by priority for refining in legislative committee. The One Church Plan, backed by a majority of bishops, was fifth.
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Court cites 2016 decision in query at GC2019

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 7:21pm
The United Methodist Judicial Council referred to a previous decision in answer to a question about potential conflicts in language in the denomination’s lawbook.
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Many arrive to witness United Methodist history

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 4:36pm
Observers to special called General Conference come from afar and reflect denomination’s struggle with theological diversity
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GC2019 Daily Update: Feb. 24

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 12:53pm
Updated 5:30 p.m. Sunday:
Delegates ranked petitions by priority for refining in legislative committee. The One Church Plan, backed by a majority of bishops, was fifth.
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One Church Plan rally draws overflow crowd

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 12:19pm
More than 400 United Methodists came together for an event that extolled the GC2019 proposal that backers say keeps church together.
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General Conference 2019 - Day 1 wrap-up

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 11:08am
A news summary of the first day of action at the 2019 General Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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Reporters Roundtable - Day 1 of the 2019 General Conference

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 10:57am
The 2019 special General Conference has been celebratory but at the same time subdued, say three communicators working at the historic St. Louis event. The Rev. Art McClanahan speaks with Tim Jones and Annette Spence of the Holston Conference and Jackie Campbell of the Western Pennsylvania Conference on a reporter’s roundtable on Day 1 of the General Conference.
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Prayer ministry is a 'spirit experience'

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 10:43am
The prayer ministry at the 2019 special General Conference includes a labyrinth, quiet spaces for contemplation and the availability of spiritual directors, says Aletha Weatherall, lead of the prayer team. The Rev. Art McClanahan speaks with Weatherall about her team’s efforts to design a “spirit experience” that includes elements of fasting, confession and repentance.
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Court Rules two GC2019 petitions unconstitutional

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 9:59pm
The United Methodist Judicial Council finds problems in legislative proposals for future church structure.
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Sweet hours of prayer begin GC2019

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 7:30pm
United Methodists spend six hours praying, singing, sharing before starting the hard work of General Conference legislation.
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Court to consider GC2019 request from bishops

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 3:06pm
United Methodist Council of Bishops asks the Judicial Council for rulings on constitutionality of two legislative petitions.
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Good News GC2019 breakfast draws big crowd

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 2:42pm
The Rev. Jerry Kulah touts Modified Traditional Plan and says African delegates 'are not children in need of Western enlightenment' on sexual ethics.
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LGBTQ voices heard at pre-GC event

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 11:54am
Forum features openly gay delegates assessing One Church Plan and other legislative options.
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Africa Initiative gathers delegates before GC2019

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 5:04pm
Many central conference delegates at an Africa Initiative gathering expressed support for the plan that maintains the church's stance on LGBTQ people and toughens enforcement.
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Pastors write 'love letter' to LGBTQ laity

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 4:18pm
Just ahead of GC2019, which will address the church's longtime homosexuality debate, more than 100 clergy seek to offer words of comfort.
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