Daily Digest - February 25, 2019

“Every plan had an opportunity. At this point, it’s clear delegates are finding a way forward.” Fred Sayeh, a General Conference delegate from Liberia.

NEWS AND FEATURES

Traditional Plan advances as One Church, Simple plans fail
ST. LOUIS (UMNS) — 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. Heather Hahn and Kathy L. Gilbert report.
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Key GC2019 votes prompt anguish, satisfaction
ST. LOUIS (UMNS) — A long, emotional day of General Conference, with telling though not final votes, left those wanting fuller inclusion of LGBTQ people in The United Methodist Church admitting discouragement. Sam Hodges has the story.
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Audio stories from General Conference 2019
ST. LOUIS (UMNS) — Audio stories from General Conference 2019 include a daily wrap-up of events in the voices of the delegates and others here.
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Listen to Bishop Kenneth H. Carter’s ‘The Cross and Flame’ sermon

Texas Conference
Delegate shares lessons in hope

ST. LOUIS — While serving as a lay delegate at the 2012 General Conference, Oscar L. Garza of Cypress Trails United Methodist Church in Spring, Texas, received word that his wife’s ovarian cancer had returned. For the next four years, he watched his wife gradually deteriorate until her death in 2016. The lessons of faith he learned during that season have empowered him to serve as a lay delegate at the 2019 special session. Sherri Gragg has the story.
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GC2019 in photos
ST. LOUIS (UMNS) — Photographers captured the scenes at the special General Conference on Feb. 25, a day filled with passionate debate and important votes.
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RESOURCES

United Methodist Communications
Ways to follow what’s happening at GC2019

ST. LOUIS (UMC.org) — United Methodist Communications will be livestreaming proceedings at the special General Conference in English, French and American Sign Language. The stream at umc.org/live will include all open sessions when the lawmaking assembly meets through Feb. 26. The Daily Christian Advocate provides tracking for all legislative action. Watch the livestream
Daily Christian Advocate
More resources on GC2019

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