Official Call for Special Session of the North Alabama Annual Conference on May 11, 2023

October 18, 2022

A Special Session of the Annual Conference of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church is called to be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023, starting at 6:30 p.m. CDT. The session will be an online meeting using the Zoom Webinar platform and an online voting system.

The purpose of the called Special Session of the Annual Conference will be to process the current requests for disaffiliation under ¶2553 of the United Methodist Book of Discipline.

The voting membership of the called Special Session will consist of the clergy members as defined in ¶32 of the Book of Discipline and the lay members of the June 2022 Annual Conference (lay member or alternate, whoever was last seated in the June annual conference) in accordance with Book of Discipline ¶602.5.

This is the second of potentially three sessions the North Annual Conference will have to vote on disaffiliations for churches who, after going through our discernment process, discern to disaffiliate from The United Methodist Church. If there are churches discerning the need to disaffiliate following the May 2023 Special Session, an additional special session can be called in the last quarter of 2023.

Key dates and deadlines regarding the May 2023 Special Session of the Annual Conference are posted on the North Alabama Conference website at www.umcna.org/discerning-our-future.

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