Called General Conference 2019

The Council of Bishops announced the call to a Special Session of the General Conference on Feb. 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis, Missouri.

The special meeting of The United Methodist Church’s top lawmaking assembly will be limited to acting on a report by Council of Bishops, based on the proposals from the Commission on the Way Forward. The 32-member commission, appointed by the bishops, has the charge of finding ways for the denomination to stay together despite deep differences around homosexuality.

General Conference, which usually meets every four years, is the only body that can speak for the denomination.

“The Council of Bishops encourages the entire church to continue in deep, unceasing prayer for Holy Spirit breakthroughs for the Commission on a Way Forward and the Special Session of General Conference,” said Dakotas-Minnesota Area Bishop Bruce Ough, the president of the Council of Bishops, in a letter released Tuesday, April 25, 2017.


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North Alabama General Conference Delegation:

Laity Clergy
Steve Lyles Robin Scott
Scott Selman Dale Cohen
Zac Riddle Mary Henley
Carol Toney Tiwirai Kufarimai
Alternates Alternates
Charlie Carlton Glenn Conner
Pat Meadows Robert Sparkman
Emily Nelms Chastain Mark Parris



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