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General Conference

General and Jurisdictional Conferences Rescheduled for 2021

Dates have been set for the rescheduled General and Jurisdictional Conferences. The dates, with links to more info on the conferences, are as follows:

General Conference 2020 Listening Sessions - UPDATE

The listening sessions scheduled for General Conference have been moved to be offered online ONLY via the Zoom video conferencing. More information to come.

General Conference 2020 Listening Sessions

UPDATE: The listening sessions scheduled for General Conference have been moved to be offered online ONLY via the Zoom video conferencing. More information to come. The text below is the original message as-shared: ------------------- The following is a letter from Judy Ehninger, Co-Chair of the Eastern PA Delegation to UMC General Conference 2020. To view this message as a PDF, including contact information for delegates, click here. Dear Asbury Family,      &n ...

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General Conference 2020 Information Sessions

Information from Judy Ehninger, co-leader of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Delegation and Asbury member: Preparation for General Conference 2020. May 5 – 15, 2020  Minneapolis, MN “…AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD”.  PSALM 46:10 Every four years, United Methodists from around the world assemble and connect in worship, prayer, Communion, fellowship — and the legislative work that shapes our shared life.  The 2020 ...

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Information on General Conference 2020 Proposals

The issue of human sexuality has been a much-debated topic within the United Methodist Church (UMC). This year's General Conference, which sets the policy and direction of the UMC, will continue to explore how the denomination will move forward despite differing theological viewpoints. The most recent proposal, which is expected to be considered at the May 2020 General Conference, has recently received a lot of media attention because the proposal would result in a split of the denomination.  The propo ...

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Draft of 2020 UMC Social Principles

The following is a note from Judy Ehninger, Asbury Lay member to Annual Conference and Delegate to General Conference 2020 "The Social Principles are prayerful and thoughtful efforts on the part of many General Conferences to speak to complex and controversial issues in the global community. Studying The Social Principles provides opportunities to examine your own theology and ethics and to practice discipleship. Since its founding, the United Methodist Church, has spoken to the issues of the ...

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