A Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church takes place February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose will be to receive and act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward based on the recommendations of the Council of Bishops. The Commission was authorized to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and to explore options to strengthen church unity.

Holston Conference will send 12 delegates to General Conference to join with 864 total delegates from around the world for this historic meeting. This blog will provide updates on the preparation, proceedings, and follow-up from a Holston Conference perspective. Follow GCNews.blog for these updates. For more information and live stream, follow United Methodist News Service at UMC.org.

Holston Conference includes 872 United Methodist congregations in East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and North Georgia. The home office is based in Alcoa, Tennessee.


Holston Conference Communications
Rev. Tim Jones, director timjones@holston.org

Annette Spence, editor annettespence@holston.org