GC2020 Pre-General Conference Meetings

Every North Alabama clergyperson and designated lay member to the 2020 North Alabama Annual Conference is expected to participate in a Pre-General Conference Information Session or a District Fireside Session to learn more about legislation coming before the 2020 General Conference which will meet in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in May.

Pre-General Conference Information Sessions

Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett, the Conference Leadership Team and the North Alabama General Conference Delegation will lead two information sessions to share details about General Conference proposed legislation, including the protocol. All interested persons are invited to attend.

You are invited to submit questions before and during the Pre-General Conference Information Session.  Prior to the session, you may email your questions to gc20questions@umcna.org.  Please include your full name and contact information with your question. Some questions will be answered during the Information Session.  If your question is not addressed during the session, someone will contact you directly following the event.

You are invited to attend one of the following Pre-General Conference Information Sessions.

  • Huntsville: Saturday, March 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Trinity UMC in The New Room (607 Airport Rd, Huntsville, AL 35802) 
    • Childcare will be available for this event. In order to secure proper staffing and space, childcare must be requested prior to the event. 
      To request childcare for the Huntsville event complete this form and email it to Audrey Parker, Director of Children’s Ministry at  Audrey.parker@trinityhsv.org.


  • Birmingham: Saturday, April 4, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Pleasant Hill UMC (4809 Bell Hill Rd, Bessemer, AL 35022)
    • Childcare will be available for this event. In order to secure proper staffing and space, childcare must be requested prior to the event. 
      To request childcare at the Birmingham event, please complete this online form.


District Fireside Sessions

Below is the schedule for the District Fireside Sessions for information sharing and Q&A in advance of 2020 General Conference.  These are designed for clergy and lay members to Annual Conference only, due to space limitations. There will be at least three District Superintendents participating in each of the Fireside gatherings.

Sunday, February 16

  • Central District   – 2-4 p.m. at GracePoint at Mt. Olive UMC (2451 Mount Olive Rd, Mount Olive AL 35117)

Sunday, April 19

  • South Central District – 2-4 p.m. at Cahaba Heights UMC (3139 Cahaba Heights Rd, Vestavia, AL 35243)
  • Northwest District – 2-4 p.m. at Moulton First UMC (14595 Market St, Moulton, AL 35650)

Sunday, April 26

  • Northeast District – 2-4 p.m. at DesignLab (1300 Meridian St, STE 201, Huntsville, AL 35802)
  • Southwest District – 2-4 p.m. at Fayette First UMC (412 Temple Ave, Fayette, AL 35555)
  • Southeast District – 2-4 p.m. at the Arbor Campus of Alexander City First UMC (315 Green St, Alexander City, AL 35010)

Sunday, May 3

  • Mountain Lakes District – 2-4 p.m. at Albertville First UMC (204 Madison Ave, Albertville, AL 35950)
  • Cheaha District – 3-5 p.m. at Pell City First UMC (2200 3rd Ave N, Pell City, AL 35125)


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