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General Conference approves Traditional Plan

General Conference maintains language on ordination of LGBTQI persons, same-gender marriages in The United Methodist Church.

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Youth experience the Special Session of GC

More than a dozen youth and leaders traveled to St. Louis to experience the Special Session of General Conference firsthand.

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Traditional Plan advances as One Church, Simple plans fail

After approving the Traditional Plan in the morning, General Conference delegates spent the afternoon debating and ultimately voting against the One Church Plan and the Simple Plan.

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Special Session Reflections

Aurora District Superintendent Rev. Jeffry Bross and his 81-year-old father, Rev. Billy Bross, a retired pastor from the Wisconsin Annual Conference, are observing the historic Special Session of General Conference in St. Louis.

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Pensions, Traditional Plan top priority votes

Petitions meant to address pensions and the Traditional Plan topped the list of priorities for what General Conference delegates will work on in their legislative committee.

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United Methodists urged to unite as 2019 General Conference convenes

Council of Bishops President Bishop Kenneth H. Carter today called on United Methodists to make every effort to maintain unity for the sake of God’s mission as the denomination’s top legislative body began its work in St. Louis, Missouri. 

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