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Tentative General Conference dates publicized

Special Session of General Conference 2019, St. Louis, MO After the pandemic-caused postponement, the new prospective dates for The United Methodist Church’s General Conference are Aug. 31-Sept. 10, 2021. The Council of Bishops disclosed the proposed dates, including...

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Youth Protection and Barriers to Abuse FAQs

Additional FAQ’s: General Health and Safety,  Annual Health and Medical Record, Shooting Sports program, Family Scouting Information Adult Supervision Q:  The Barriers to Abuse say that there must be two registered adults present for all...

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Abolishing the Death Penalty

Group working toward abolishing the death penalty The Peace and Nonviolence subgroup of the Virginia Conference Board of Church and Society is providing information about Abolishing the Death Penalty. It will be a major focus of the upcoming General Assembly. The...

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FAQs about General Conference postponement

The Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ) College of Bishops created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document to correspond with the press release that was shared on Thursday, Feb. 25, from the Commission on the General Conference about the postponement of the General...

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General Conference Postponed to 2022

Meeting on February 20, the Commission on the General Conference made a decision to further postpone the 2020 General Conference until August 29 – September 6, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minn. as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the safety of mass gatherings and...

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Girl Scouting: safety and well-being

There has been much talking, concern and wonder about how our supporting Outreach Youth organizations protect the youth in their programs.  We have spent a good deal of time, effort and care with the Scout BSA (Boy Scouts of America) policy and efforts.  The following...

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Assistance for Texas through UMCOR’s Advance

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responds to natural or civil disasters of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. Through UMCOR, United Methodists extend loving care to people within the United States. When...

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