Here is everything (or almost) that you will need to be ready for General Conference.
Dates: February 23-26, 2019
Location: The Dome at America’s Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
If you want to attend, you need to register on-site for $10.00.
Saturday, Feb. 23 Day of Prayer. Schedule: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Website_Properties/council-of-bishops/news_and_statements/documents/2019_GC.Prayer_Schedule_with_Names.pdf
Sunday, Feb. 24 “Pick a Plan Day” where we rank all legislation a high or low priority
And we elect a Chairperson for Legislative Day
Monday, Feb. 25 Legislative Day. We deal with all petitions before the Special Session.
Tuesday, Feb. 26 Plenary Day. We enact legislation from Legislative Day.
Local Church Resources:
What is General Conference? http://www.umcom.org/news/gathered-for-mission-structured-to-serve-a-general-conference-primer
Advanced Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA). This is the book of everything about the GC.
List of Petitions that are “in harmony” & “not in harmony.”
Panel Discussion with 4 perspectives on General Conference. Great for a church that wants to hear from all sides. 1.5 hours https://www.umnews.org/en/news/perspectives-on-a-way-forward
Presentation by Mark Holland supporting the One Church Plan. 1 hour. https://vimeo.com/316156508
Mainstream UMC: www.MainstreamUMC.com
Bishops Website supporting One Church Plan: https://onechurchplan.org/
Uniting Methodists: https://unitingmethodists.com/
Follow along at www.Facebook.com/MainstreamUMC
On Twitter: @MainstreamUMC
If you are going to be in St. Louis and would like to volunteer for Mainstream UMC,
Please Contact Karen Nyhart. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep the prayers coming. We need them!
Mark R. Holland
Executive Director, Mainstream UMC