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Feb. 25, 2019

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The conference Communications office will be updating the conference Flickr page each day with pictures of the 22 clergy and lay delegates from Virginia. More…

Virginia delegation shares video wrap up for Monday at GC2019
Martha Stokes, delegation head, and the Rev. Tom Berlin, Clergy Head delegate, ended the day by sharing what happened today at Day 3 of General Conference 2019, a day that included deciding what legislation would go before the General Conference body on Feb. 26. You can view the video on the conference Facebook page. More...

One Church Plan fails during afternoon legislative committee
After approving the Traditional Plan in the morning, General Conference delegates spent the afternoon debating and ultimately voting against the One Church Plan. Delegates opposed the bishops’ recommended One Church Plan by a vote of 436 to 386. The vote was 53 to almost 47 percent.The votes mean the Traditional Plan moves forward to plenary Feb. 26. The One Church Plan could still come back, but as a minority report. An amended version of the Traditional Plan, which delegates did not fully take up, also could come before the body Feb. 26. More...

Prayer offered for Bishop Lewis at GC2019
Following a break in the morning session of General Conference 2019, the General Conference body offered prayer for Bishop Sharma D. Lewis following her multiple hip surgeries in December and January. These surgeries and her continued healing process prevented her from attending the Special Session of General Conference 2019.

Legislative committee passes Traditional Plan
The Traditional Plan — with some amendments — won approval in the General Conference legislative committee, clearing a major hurdle in The United Methodist Church’s top lawmaking body. The delegates also approved two plans that allow churches, with certain limitations, to leave the denomination with their property. All the forwarded legislation still faces a vote in the General Conference plenary session on Feb. 26. More...

Effort to delay Traditional Plan debate defeated
General Conference delegates, early in their legislative debate on Monday, Feb. 25, defeated an effort to postpone discussion of the Traditional Plan and potentially bring up the One Church Plan. By 488 to 334, delegates voted against postponing the discussion. The move essentially adds to the challenges of the One Church Plan to get a hearing. More...

Listen to Bishop Ken Carter GC2019 sermon
You can listen to Council of Bishops President Kenneth J. Carter's sermon "The Cross and the Flame"  on Feb. 24 as he asked delegates to “watch and listen…and pray for the gift of the Holy Spirit, to make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world.” More... 

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♦ Follow legislation. You can track legislation, view the Advance Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA) and the Daily Christian Advocate (DCA) on the main denomination page.


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