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Feb. 20, 2019 | The United Methodist Church

Memphis Conference Communications | communications@memphis-umc.org

Delegates from around the world are headed to St. Louis Missouri, for the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church, Feb. 23-26. Above photo shows plenary area during 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon. (File photo by United Methodist News Service)

From left, Memphis Conference delegates Rev. Eddie Bromley and Elyse Bell enjoyed a break during the 2016 General Conference. They will be at the 2019 General Conference Special Session, along with the Memphis Conference's other two elected delegates, Rev. Sky McCracken and David R. Reed. (File photo by Lane Gardner Camp) 

Resources are available for 2019 General Conference Special Session

The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held Feb. 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis, Missouri. Delegates from around the world (864) will attend, including four from the Memphis Conference.The General Conference will act on a report from the Council of Bishops based on recommendations of the Commission on a Way Forward. The 32-member Commission was appointed to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church. | DETAILS & RESOURCES

General Conference is happening. What can non-delegates do?

Follow what's happening and support those doing the work. | DETAILS

Recent messages from Bishop Bill McAlilly on his blog:

  • Feb. 14: God's Great Grace | DETAILS
  • Feb. 15: As We Prepare for General Conference | DETAILS

New superintendent for Mississippi River District is announced

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Davis will begin work March 1, according to Bishop Bill McAlilly | DETAILS

Details are emerging about 2019 Memphis Annual Conference

Remembering Who We Are: Word, Water & Witness is the theme for the 2019 Memphis Annual Conference set for June 3-5 in Collierville, Tennessee. Be aware of approaching deadlines for requesting display space, submitting resolutions & petitions and planning meal events. |  DETAILS

How will your church participate in 2019 Lenten Hunger Offering?

Make plans now for how your church will participate in the March 6 - April 21 Memphis Conference campaign. The offering brings attention to local hunger needs alongside world hunger issues. This initiative is unique to the Memphis Conference and 2019 marks its 36th year. | DETAILS

Watch recent television news stories about Memphis Conference

  • Feb. 17 | WBBJ-TV | Local church (Aldersgate UMC) celebrates 150 years of service | DETAILS
  • Feb. 13 | WBBJ-TV | Area church (Memphis Conference) holds clergy tax seminar | DETAILS

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