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Rev. Jasmine Smothers shares about her experience as a member of the Commission on a Way Forward. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Special General Conference 2019 | Day 2

"If we could get it right in the church we could get it right in the world." -Rev. Dr. Byron Thomas quoting the first African-American woman bishop in the UMC, Bishop Leontine Kelly. Thomas implored the General Conference to consider the witness our unity, despite our differences, could be to the world.


In Legislative Committee, Majority Vote to Advance Only Traditional Plan and Disaffiliation Plans
On Day 2 of the Special General Conference, the 864-member body met as a legislative committee to determine which petitions will be voted on by the conference in plenary session Tuesday. Today the body only sent forward the Traditional Plan with amendments and two plans that allow churches, with some limitations, to leave the denomination with their property. Members of North Georgia's diverse delegation participated in the discussion.

Space for Prayer at General Conference
The United Methodist Church believes prayer changes things. Soon after the Special Session of General Conference was scheduled in 2016, a Praying Our Way Forward initiative began. Here in St. Louis a large prayer space has been set aside for delegates and guests. 


Photo File


Schedule for Tuesday, February 26

Note: All times are CST
8:00- 8:20 A.M. 

8:20 A.M.-12:30 P.M. 
Morning Session 1 and 2

12:30 – 1:30 P.M.  

1:30 – 6:30 P.M.
Afternoon Session 1 and 2

6:30 P.M.
Final Adjournment

General Conference Resources

Daily Christian Advocate
The Daily Christian Advocate (DCA) is the official journal of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. It serves as the record of those who have been elected to serve as delegate, the legislation submitted, and the decisions made by the General Conference.

Legislation Tracking
Search for legislation submitted by petition number, keyword or submitter. Once General Conference begins, the information will be updated regarding the actions taken on each piece of legislation. 

Following General Conference

There are multiple ways you can follow General Conference from home. 

  • Live Stream: The event will be streamed by United Methodist Communications in its entirety -- beginning with worship on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 9:00 a.m. and adjourning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Watch the Live Stream at
  • Daily Newsletter: North Georgia Conference will send a Daily e-Newsletter during General Conference. Be sure to subscribe
  • Webpage: News and updates from the North Georgia Conference are posted regularly at 
  • General Conference Website: 

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