General Conference (postponed from 2020)

General Conference (postponed from 2020)

General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church. The worldwide assembly meets at the beginning of each quadrennium to consider revisions to church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for church-wide programs for the next four years. 
 


Meeting on February 20, 2021, the Commission on the General Conference made a decision to further postpone the 2020 General Conference until August 29 – September 6, 2022, in Minneapolis, Minn. as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the safety of mass gatherings and travel.

It is the Commission’s responsibility to select the site and set the dates of General Conference. Further, the Book of Discipline requires the Commission on the General Conference to "take necessary measures to assure full participation of all General Conference delegates." The Commission concluded that mandate was not achievable by means of either an in-person meeting in 2021 or a virtual meeting.


News & Info
Mar 22
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church met on Monday, March 22, 2021, in an additional meeting to consider pressing matters related to ...
Mar 01
Dear Friends, Many of you have read the February 25 news release announcing the second postponement of the 2020 General Conference, now scheduled to ...
Feb 25
Today two important announcements were released regarding the postponed 2020 General Conference of The United Methodist Church. First, the Commission ...
May 27
The Commission on the General Conference has announced new 2021 dates for General Conference following the postponement of the event due to the ...
Mar 23
Update: March 23, 2020 Subsequent to the announcement by the Executive Committee of the Commission on the General Conference that the 2020 General ...
Mar 13
The Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has asked for the postponement of the 2020 General Conference, set to...
Jun 06
During the 2019 North Alabama Annual Conference, members elected clergy and lay delegates to the 2020 General Conference of the United Methodist ...

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