Youth Discover Threads of Christ’s Love at Warmth in Winter

By Brennen Boose NASHVILLE, TN – Over 2,400 youth and church youth leaders packed the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center for 2019 Warmth in Winter. Youth from all across the Tennessee Conference traveled to Nashville, TN to be reminded of how we are knit together through Christ. The theme of the conference was Woven. Based […]

General Conference tightens language on ordination of LGBTQI persons, same-gender marriage in UMC

ST. LOUIS – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church would like to thank the delegates to the Special Session of the General Conference for their diligent work during the 2019 conference, which ended today in St. Louis, in the United States. The General Conference is the highest legislative body in the church […]

General Conference 2019 Special Session – Day 3, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

During the third day of the special session of General Conference, the Legislative Committee (all 864 lay and clergy delegates) voted on whether or not petitions submitted to the General Conference will go forward to the Tuesday plenary session for a final vote. Amendments and arguments before and against various petitions were heard throughout the […]

General Conference 2019 Special Session – Day 1, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019

The 2019 Special Session of General Conference was a day focused on prayer for both the General Conference and for “increased effectiveness in our mission.” The day began with a prayer service with the theme: Surrender to God’s Purpose. Then there were several hours with experiential prayer guided by bishops from four different regions of […]