In response to Judicial Council Decision 1360, the Council of Bishops (COB) has amended its call for the Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri.
The amended call issued by COB President Kenneth H. Carter notes that, “The purpose of this Special Session of the General Conference shall be limited to receiving and acting upon a report from the Commission on a Way Forward and recommendations of the Council of the Bishops.”
The Commission on a Way Forward has offered the following three plans:
Read the Final Report from the Commission on a Way Forward. It outlines the work of the Commission and contains details on each of the above three plans.
The East Ohio delegation, which was elected by Annual Conference, has scheduled the following five listening posts to hear the thoughts and concerns of clergy and laity heading into the Special Session. At the Listening Posts there will be a devotion, a brief overview of the process of General Conference and a review of the legislation, however, the main purpose of the Listening Posts is for the delegates to listen to you.
Questions that may help direct you in how to share your thoughts and concerns with the delegation include:
The delegation has also created an e-mail address to receive individual questions, comments, and suggestions that all members of the delegation will be able to see. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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