BREAKING NEWS: Plan B replaces Call to Action plan in debate

The General Administration Legislative Committee, by a vote of 56 to 25, has just approved substituting Plan B for the Connectional Table’s petition on the Call to Action proposed restructure. At this point, that means Plan B is just the starting point of debate and will likely be changed by the committee. Plan B has already changed its original proposal to allow United Methodist Communications to remain separate (full disclosure: United Methodist News Service is part of United Methodist Communications. To see an overview of Plan B, visit www.umcplanb.org.

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Bishop Kenneth H. Carter gives the sermon and benediction during opening worship for the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Delegates: Use GC2020 delay for new vision

An informal group of General Conference delegates is inviting church members to make use of the postponement to cast a new vision for the church.
The Rev. Edlen Cowley. Photo courtesy of Edlen Cowley.

Time for Cross and Flame to go

Symbol of The United Methodist Church is unwelcoming and even painful for many Black Americans, evoking memories of cross burnings.
The Rev. William B. Lawrence.  Photo by H. Jackson/Southern Methodist University.

When pandemic ends, confusion in church will remain

A former Judicial Council president examines constitutional issues presented by plans for the future of The United Methodist Church.