Author Archives: Katie McKay Simpson

Rev. Gary Mueller newest Bishop in the SCJ

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The Rev. Cynthia Harvey elected as Bishop in SCJ

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Updates on SCJ Committee on Episcopacy

To see an update of the South Central Jurisdiction’s Committee on Episcopacy’s decision on Bishop Bledsoe, visit this press release. See what goes on a Bishop’s Report Card here. The Evaluative Tool for Bishops in the South Central Jurisdiction can … Continue reading

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Judicial Council Decision

Here’s the text if you’re interested…

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Plan UMC: Restructure

It was just announced, by the authority of the Judicial Council of the UMC, that the Plan UMC Restructure proposal is unconstitutional. They ruled that the plan delegated too much authority to the General Council on Strategy and Oversight. More … Continue reading

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Plan UMC Chart

Check out one version of the Plan UMC Chart here. The whole text of the restructuring plan we are debating can be found here. The Restructure proposal was approved by a slight margin at around Noon today, pending review from … Continue reading

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General Conference: Day Eight

Today, we heard an interpretive report from the General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits. We were reminded of the Defined Benefit Plan that is presently in place for Annual conferences, which includes lifetime clergy income, and provides both longevity … Continue reading

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UMC Shifts: Guaranteed Appointment

The elimination of guaranteed appointment was approved this morning on the consent calendar with no discussion or debate. The reconsideration of this petition that was passed by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry failed with 373 voting yes … Continue reading

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General Conference: Day Seven

And so it begins… Early yesterday (Monday) morning, we began plenary for General Conference, considering the petitions that have been approved by each legislative committee. We started off with Superintendency, considering a set-aside bishop petition. It was voted down, at … Continue reading

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Alston addresses General Conference

Ellen Alston addresses the General Conference as the chair of the Superintendency Committee on Monday morning. The body is now hearing debate about the possibility of a set-aside bishop, along with amendments about allowing the General Conference to vote on … Continue reading

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