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The Traditional Plan moves forward 

General Conference delegates spent February 25 as a legislative committee. When the day was done, the Traditional Plan advanced for action on Tuesday. 

After approving the Traditional Plan in the morning, General Conference delegates spent the afternoon debating and ultimately voting against the One Church Plan and the Simple Plan.  READ MORE.

Bishops confer over the issue of whether the legislative committee can refer items to the denomination's Judicial Council for review during the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Clockwise from lower left are Bishops Thomas Bickerton, John Schol, David Bard, Julius C. Trimble and Cynthia Fierro Harvey. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Michigan young people reflect on the future

While delegates work on the floor of the 2019 General Conference, some young adults watch on the sidelines and wonder what the future holds for The United Methodist Church that they love.

Some urgent, overlooked and unknown implications of this General Conference will have a major impact on young adults and, particularly, young clergy who will be leading the church into a new generation.  READ MORE.

Rev. Megan Crumm Walther is a reserve delegate to GC 2019 from The Michigan Conference. 
Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey observes General Conference from her seat on the stage at The Dome  .

'We are better together' says Bishop Deb

Born in one conference and serving in three others including Michigan, Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey’s roots and witness run deep in the North Central Jurisdiction. Jack Harnish reports.  

Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey represents a lifetime of United Methodist history and ministry in the region. She is a "cradle Methodist," born as a PK (Preacher's Kid) into a family of faithful Iowa Methodists. READ MORE.

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