General Conference News

March 1, 2019

Council of Bishops
The United Methodist Church

For Immediate Release

March 1, 2019


WASHINGTON, D. C. – Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, president of the Council of Bishops, has issued a pastoral letter based on James 5:13-16 following the conclusion of the Special Session of the General Conference.


“James does not call us to identify the sins of one another. He calls us to confess our sins to one another, and to pray for one another, so that we may be healed,” Bishop Carter says in his letter.


Congregations have been asked to read the letter to during Sunday’s morning worship.


Click here for the full text of Bishop Carter’s letter.



3/3@ 3:00

On March 3 at 3 p.m., each of our nine districts will gather for worship and a General Conference 2019 debriefing.


New River —  St. Paul UMC, Wytheville

Clinch Mountain — Lebanon Memorial UMC, Lebanon

AppalachianFirst Broad Street UMC, Kingsport

Three Rivers — Gray UMC, Gray

Mountain View — First UMC, Morristown

Smoky Mountain — Fairview UMC, Maryville

Tennessee Valley — Powell UMC, Powell

Hiwassee — Keith Memorial UMC, Athens

Scenic South — St. John UMC, Chattanooga


For more information, contact your district office.

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