Commission on the General Conference
Office of the Secretary
2420 Nottingham Rd.
Williamsport, PA 11701
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2007
Contact: Diane Denton
(615) 742-5406 (office)
(615) 483-1765 (cell)
GENERAL CONFERENCE PETITIONS ALERT
NASHVILLE: Anyone who submitted a petition to the 2008 General Conference via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to noon on July 27 will need to resubmit those petitions. Due to technical difficulties, those petitions were not delivered to the e-mail address.
Petitions that were submitted by mail to the petitions secretary, as well as petitions submitted through theGeneral Conferencewebsite, are not affected and need not be resubmitted
"I have been assured that the email address is now functioning properly and I regret the inconvenience that this situation has caused," said the Rev. Fitzgerald Reist, Secretary of the General Conference.
For future submission, anyone who does not receive an acknowledgement of the receipt of a petition within three weeks should contact the office of the Petitions Secretary, Rev. Gary Graves at (270) 274-4590.
Organizations, clergy members and lay members of The United Methodist Church may submit petitions to the General Conference, the denomination's top legislative body, which meets in Ft. Worth from April 23 to May 2 in Ft. Worth. The deadline for petitions is October 26.
Detailed instructions for submitting petitions areavailable online.