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Bishop Kenneth H. Carter speaks during an oral hearing before the United Methodist Judicial Council meeting in Evanston, Ill. Carter is president of the denomination's Council of Bishops. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Church exit plan already in effect, court says

But the United Methodist Judicial Council has no ruling on Traditional Plan questions from bishops.
General Church
Members of the United Methodist Judicial Council listen during an oral hearing at their meeting in Evanston, Ill. From left are: the Rev. J. Kabamba Kiboko, N. Oswald Tweh Sr. and Ruben T. Reyes. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Bishops seek court’s guidance on Traditional Plan

The United Methodist Council of Bishops explains its concerns over how to implement several of the plan’s provisions during Judicial Council oral hearing.
General Church
United Methodist Judicial Council member Warren Plowden (left) asks a question about the investigation of improper voting during the 2019 United Methodist General Conference. He was questioning Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, president of the denomination's Council of Bishops, and William Waddell, the council's legal advisor, during an oral hearing at the Judicial Council meeting in Evanston, Ill. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Top court raises questions at lively oral hearing

Judicial Council members wonder about authority, lack of documentation over ruling request on improper voting.
General Church
Delegates and bishops join in prayer at the front of the stage before a key vote on church policies about homosexuality during the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. The docket of the Oct. 29-Nov. 1 Judicial Council meeting in Evanston, Illinois, includes items related to decisions made by the denomination in St. Louis. File photo by Thomas Kim, UM News.

Top court to look at church disaffiliation rules

United Methodist bishops ask Judicial Council to consider improper voting in ruling on legislation adopted at General Conference 2019.

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