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General Conference 2019 voted to approve a version of the Traditional Plan, as well as other legislation.  You can explore the links to learn more.  Delegation members will attend pre-annual conference orientations in each district to interpret the results and a further report will be given at annual conference in June.

Bulletin Inserts:  Pre-Conference     Post-Conference

A Pastoral Letter to the United Methodist Church from the President of the Council of Bishops

Bishop Carter’s General Conference opening sermon

Bishop Carter comments on the Special Session - The Bishop's Blog Feb. 26, 2019

Bishop Carter, Molly McEntire, and Alex Shanks Discuss Results of General Conference 2019 - Webinar video

Conference Table Listening Session video 

Way Forward Report

Advance Daily Christian Advocate

Video: Bishop's Regional Gatherings 2018

Results of General Conference 2019

Frequently Ask Questions - General Conference 2019

Bishop Carter’s book, Embracing The Wideness of God’s Mercy, will be published by Abingdon Press in late August, and is available through Amazon and Cokesbury. You can learn more about the book here. It includes material that has been included in local churches and clergy gatherings in the Florida Conference, and is a traditional evangelical case for greater inclusion of LGBTQ persons in our local churches.