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General Conference 2019

The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose will be to receive and act on a report (see link below) from the Commission on a Way Forward based on the recommendations of the Council of Bishops. The 32-member Commission was authorized by General Conference 2016 and appointed by the Council of Bishops to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church.

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Praying Our Way Forward

As we move closer to this special-called session of General Conference, we invite all UMC members, across the denomination to pray and ask for God’s guidance as a part of the Praying Our Way Forward movement. More information

Listening Sessions

The Tennessee Conference delegation will host multiple Listening Sessions this Fall to hear from you as they prepare to attend the Special Session of General Conference in St. Louis on February 23-26, 2019.

All of these listening sessions with members of our General Conference Delegation are open to everyone and will be on Sundays, 3-5 p.m.

Please note: this is NOT a presentation, but rather an opportunity for YOU to express your opinions and concerns as well as to pray with delegation members.

October 14      Manchester First 
Manchester First UMC
105 Church St
Manchester, TN 37355-1670

October 21      Cookeville First  AND Donelson Heights 
First UMC Cookeville
204 E Spring St
Cookeville, TN 38501-3310

Donelson Heights UMC
84 Fairway Dr
Nashville, TN 37214-2145

October 28  Gault Fine Arts Center
Martin Methodist College
423 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478
Parking available on Flower Street and South Fourth Street
Campus Map

November 4    Clark Memorial 
Clark Memorial UMC
1014 14th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208-3054

November 11  Madison Street 
Madison Street UMC
319 Madison St
Clarksville, TN 37040-3646



report from the commission

Way Forward Report – Final – ENGLISH

who votes for the Tennessee Conference?

Elected General Conference delegates from the Tennessee Conference.

The Tennessee Annual Conference elected lay and clergy delegates to represent TNUMC at the General Conference. Those delegates are as follows:

  Laity                                                              Clergy                                              
Jim Allen                                                          Harriet Bryan
Holly Neal                                                        Jacob Armstrong
Connie Clark                                                    Stephen Handy
George Brown                                                 Jackson Henry

Alternate delegates who may serve if our General Conference delegates cannot:
Clergy: Max Mayo, Bryan Brooks, Tommy Ward, Cherie Parker
Laity: Joy Lewter, Angela Overstreet, Kent McNish, Heather Bennett

It is important to note that bishops do NOT vote at General Conference.

If you want to express your views, ask a question, or request that our delegation vote a certain way, you may contact the whole delegation via the email address: COWF@tnumc.org.



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