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Sweet hours of prayer open GC 2019

United Methodists from all points of the globe spent six hours in prayer for the church before beginning the hard work of reviewing church policy regarding human sexuality. 

"One exercise especially powerful to me," said Michigan delegate Jackie Euper, "was to choose individuals, apologizing for any harm we might have done to them and wishing them peace. God is at work."  READ MORE

Bishop David Bard (Second from left) shares a moment of prayer at the Opening Session of General Conference 2019.

Praying in tongues and staying calm

The day before the official opening of the 2019 General Conference was dedicated to Praying A Way Forward.

Do United Methodists believe in "praying in tongues?"  They do if you mean the tongues of the world and the languages of the countries where United Methodism is represented. John E. Harnish reports READ MORE.

Alternate Delegates Laura Spieran, Ruby Anderson, and Laurie Dahlman engage in intense prayer during Opening Worship of General Conference 2019, in St. Louis MO.

Following the action online at home

Sunday is a day of reporting and prioritizing of the 78 pieces of legislation that have been submitted to GC2019. 

The report of The Commission on A Way Forward is scheduled for the morning session that begins at 8:30 AM EST . Then in the afternoon the focus is on petitions. Both the report and the petitions may be found in the Daily Christian Advocate, Volume 1. CLICK HERE to access the online version of the DCA.


  •   8:30 AM EST Opening Plenary Worship Service
  •   9:30 AM EST  Reports including Commission on A Way Forward
  •   2:30 PM EST  Afternoon Session prioritizes petitions
  •   7:30 PM EST  Adjournment
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