General Conference

General, Jurisdictional Conference Delegations to be Elected During Annual Conference 2015

Members of the North Georgia Conference will elect delegates to the 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conferences during the upcoming Annual Conference Session, June 16-19 at the Classic Center in Athens.  General Conference is the global gathering of The United Methodist Church where mission and ministry priorities are established and The Book of Discipline is reviewed for possible revisions. General Conference is the policy setting body of The United Methodist Church. The 2016 General ...

General Conference Sites Chosen for 2024 and 2028

Legislative Body to meet in Philippines and Zimbabwe Meeting in Portland, Oregon this week for their final meeting before General Conference 2016, the Commission on the General Conference voted to take the quadrennial legislative gathering out of the U.S. for the first time in 2024 – and again in 2028. Manila, Philippines was chosen as the site for the 2024 General Conference. The Commission also voted to hold the 2028 conference in Harare, Zimbabwe. Judi Kenaston, chairperson of the Commission ...

Petition Submission Begins for General Conference 2016

Petitions for consideration by the 2016 General Conference may be submitted to the Petitions Secretary beginning April 1 and continuing through October 13, 2015. According to church law, "Any organization, clergy member, or lay member of The United Methodist Church may petition the General Conference..." Detailed instructions for submitting a petition are available on the General Conferencewebsite at Petitions must be typed and may be submitted through theGeneral Conference ...

Instructions for Submitting Petitions to General Conference 2016

“Any organization, clergy member, or lay member of The United Methodist Churchmay petition the General Conference….” (¶507, The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2012) Format for Petition Submissions All petitions should be submitted digitally by e-mail, CD, USB drive, or through the General Conference website. Petitions not submitted digitally shall be in typed or printed form following the format below. Handwritten or hand printed submissions will not be accepted. Petitions ...

Central Conference Pensions: A Connectional Success Story

Thanks to the generosity of donors around the world and right here in the North Georgia Conference, The Central Conference Pensions Initiative achieved its $25 million challenge goal late last year. In fact, $26.7 million has been raised to date and $5.1 million in investment earnings have already been distributed to support Central Conference Pensions participants.  The successful effort will fund pensions for Central Conference clergy, who without this support would have little or nothing in ...

2016 General Conference Logo Unveiled

The Commission on the General Conference has chosen a logo for the 2016 General Conference.    United Methodist Communications developed the logo to complement the theme of the 2016 General Conference, "Therefore go," which the Commission chose in 2013. Stephanie Henry of the Upper New York Annual Conference chairs the Logo and Theme Committee. The theme is based on the Great Commission set forth in Matthew 28:19-20: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of ...

North Georgia's General Conference 2016 Delegation Size Announced

The North Georgia Conference has received notice from General Conference Secretary, Rev. Fitzgerald Reist, that our Conference is to elect 11 clergy and 11 lay delegates to the 2016 General Conference. The North Georgia Conference will be voting on delegates at the 2015 Conference Session in Athens.   The Commission on the General Conference has previously announced that Portland, Ore. will be the site for the 2016 General Conference. The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body will meet...

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