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The choir of Anchorage’s First Samoan United Methodist Church sings during the Service of Commissioning and Reading of Appointments at the 2019 annual conference held at Christ First United Methodist Church in Wasilla, Alaska. Photo courtesy of the Alaskan Conference.

Alaska moves to become ‘mission district’

A task force recommended the United Methodist presence in Alaska change from missionary conference status.
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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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Bishop LaTrelle Easterling, left, greets the Rev. Joey Heath-Mason immediately after ordaining him as a full elder. Photo by Alison Burdett, Baltimore-Washington Conference.

Court docket reflects busy conference season

Decisions of law by bishops, conference requests for rulings and two decision requests by the Council of Bishops are on the United Methodist Judicial Council’s fall agenda.

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