General Conference 2020
Delegates pray together during the February 23, 2019, opening session of the Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. Photo by Paul Jeffrey for United Methodist News Service.

GC2020: News

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Sara Hotchkiss, General Conference business manager, speaks to the Commission on General Conference during its meeting at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Heather Hahn, UM News.
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General Conference 2020

What to expect at General Conference 2020

Organizers are making some changes they hope will address issues arising from the 2019 General Conference.

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Church and secular journalists, delegates and other interested parties meet during the United Methodist Church's pre-General Conference news briefing at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
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General Conference 2020

Register now for Pre-General Conference briefing

Early-bird, discounted registration is open through Oct. 31 for the Jan. 23-24 Pre-General Conference Briefing in Nashville, Tennessee. The briefing, sponsored by United Methodist Communications, will help delegates and communicators prepare for The United Methodist Church's top lawmaking assembly in May.

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