2020 UM General Church Meetings Postposted
In addition to affecting local churches, the coronavirus pandemic has led to the postponement of general, jurisdictional, and annual conference meetings. Additional information is available at nicumc.org and umnew.org.
Q: Has a new date been set for the General Conference of The United Methodist Church, which had been scheduled for May 5–10, 2020?
A: The new proposed dates for General Conference are August 31–September 10, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN.
Q: What is happening with the proposals regarding the future of the UM Church that would have been discussed?
A: The debate will be delayed until General Conference can meet.
Q: When will the NIC Annual Conference that had been scheduled for June be rescheduled?
A: To ensure that a conference gathering would not put anyone’s health at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual Conference Committee and Bishop Sally Dyck have approved a ‘virtual' 2020 Annual Conference session on Saturday, November 14, 2020.
Q: What will happen with the North Central Jurisdictional Conference scheduled for July 15–18 in Fort Wayne, Ind.?
A: The North Central Jurisdictional Conference has also been postponed and will likely take place in 2021 after General Conference.