The postponed 2020 General Conference has been postponed a second time. It will now take place August 29 - September 6, 2022, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In response to the further postponement of the 2020 General Conference, the Council of Bishops (COB) originally called for a Special Session of General Conference to take place online May 28. On March 22, the Council reconsidered and canceled its call for a Special Session.
Prior to the Council’s reconsideration, the East Ohio Conference held a General Conference Information Forum on Saturday, March 13. The Conference Council on Ministries, members of the East Ohio General Conference delegation, and Bishop Tracy S. Malone gave leadership to the EOC General Conference Information Forum.
The General Conference is the only body of The United Methodist Church that can set official policy and speak for the denomination.
The General Conference is an international body of nearly 1,000 delegates – half clergy and half lay – who are elected by the members of their respective Annual Conferences. The General Conference meets every four years and can also meet between those years if a special session is called.
During General Conference, delegates discuss and vote on petitions and resolutions proposed by individuals, agencies, annual conferences, and other groups within the denomination. These actions could result in a revision of: The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, the denomination's book of law; and The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church, the denomination’s policies on current social issues.
Bishops attend the General Conference but cannot vote. Some bishops serve as presiding officers during the conference with the remaining bishops present but unable to speak on the proceedings unless granted permission to do so by the delegates.
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH,
near Akron-Canton Airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Local: (330) 499-3972
Toll Free: (800) 831-3972
Fax: (330) 499-3279
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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