When will stuff happen?

One of the questions that some are starting to ask is when some of the hot button topics, most particularly the restructure issue, will likely come before the plenary session. In a conversation with GC2012 secretary Gere Reist, he confirmed that thesoonest that it could be considered would be Tuesday, due to the requirement that legislation be printed in the DCA at least 24 hours before consideration. The process for consideration is that either the MFSA or CTA/IOT proposals could be pulled from the “not considered” category and brought before the conference upon obtaining 20 signatures supporting that action. The Plan B plan was never submitted as an official petition, and so the only way it could be considered is to be offered as a substitute motion in place of one of the other plans.

There is an unconfirmed rumor on the streets that supporters of the CTA/IOT proposal and Plan B are meeting tonight to determine if they can come up with some sort of compromise between the two proposals.


Like what you're reading? Support the ministry of UM News! Your support ensures the latest denominational news, dynamic stories and informative articles will continue to connect our global community. Make a tax-deductible donation at ResourceUMC.org/GiveUMCom.

Sign up for our newsletter!

UMNEWS-SUBSCRIPTION
Bishops
United Methodist bishops process into the opening worship service for the 2019 special General Conference in St. Louis. The five U.S. jurisdictions have made public their episcopal supervision plans outlining where U.S. bishops will serve in this interim time before elections scheduled for next year. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

US bishops take on expanded assignments

With 11 United Methodist bishops retiring or stepping into new roles ahead of next year’s elections, all five U.S. jurisdictions will see changes in episcopal supervision in the interim.
Local Church
The Rev. Olu Brown. Photo courtesy of the author.

Embrace your ‘next’ as part of God’s plan

As he planned retirement from local church ministry, the Rev. Olu Brown envisioned a new philosophy of normalizing “next” and living life to the fullest.
Racism
Bishop Karen Oliveto. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Pastoring while Black

Backlash against homeless ministry in Denver shows hostility faced by pastors of color.