A special session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church will take place February 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose will be to receive and act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward based on the recommendations of the Council of Bishops. The Commission was authorized to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and to consider different expressions of church unity as a result of the 2016 General Conference. General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church and is the only voting body who can speak for the United Methodist Church.
There are many resources available to help you and your local church in the coming weeks. Many Alabama-West Florida Conference leaders, in addition to Bishop Graves, will be attending the conference. Necessary updates will be sent from the Office of Communications throughout the week. The official hashtags for social media are #GC2019 and #umcgc.
Below are links related to the special-called conference that will help you follow the session.
Bishop Graves will communicate with the conference at the conclusion of the gathering. Please be in prayer for the delegates, our Bishops, leaders and staff traveling to this conference in the coming days.