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GENERAL CONFERENCE 2019 - Special Session

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February 23-26, 2019 - Special Called Session in St. Louis, Missouri

Sixteen people will represent Holston Conference at a highly anticipated meeting of United Methodist leaders in February 2019. Elected at our Annual Conference 2015, the Holston Conference delegation will join other delegates participating in a Special Session of General Confer­ence, to be held Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri. The total number of delegates par­ticipating in the Special Session – from all over the world -- is 864.

General Conference is the top pol­icy-making body of The United Method­ist Church, typically meeting every four years. At the request of General Confer­ence 2016, the Council of Bishops set a plan for addressing the overwhelming number of proposals related to same-sex marriage, the ordination of gay clergy, and related topics. The bishops subsequently created the Commission on a Way Forward and set a Special Session of General Conference in 2019.

Delegation video about the 3 plans being considered(YouTube)
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  • Alice Williams Presentation at Holston Annual Conference 2018

  • More: GC2016.UMC.ORG

General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church.

The General Conference 2020 will take place May 5-15, 2020, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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