2020 Official Journal

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Officers
Chapter 1

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Officers of Annual Conference: Provides contact information and programs beyond the local church
Nominations
Chapter 2

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Provides lists of members on Conference Boards, Commissions, Committees
Laity Directory
Chapter 3a

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Provides contact information including local church lay members to annual conference, district equalization and conference committees
Church Directory
Chapter 3b

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Directory of Churches Provides contact information including contact information and location of local churches
Clergy Directory
Chapter 3c

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Directory of Clergy Provides contact information including active and retired clergy members of the annual conference
Surviving Spouses
Chapter 3d

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Directory of Surviving Spouses of Clergy Members Provides a list remembering partners in ministry that we have continuing Pastoral support.
Appointments
Chapter 4

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Appointments Provides list of clergy supplying charges and extension ministries
Daily Proceedings
Chapter 6

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Daily Proceedings Provides the minutes of the annual conference.
Legislation
Chapter 7

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Legislation Reports the actions of the Annual Conference
Memoirs
Chapter 8

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Memoirs Provides a obituaries and photos of decease clergy and spouses
Historical
Chapter 9

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Historical Provides a narrative of our heritage and the chronological roll of living clergy
Rules & By Laws
Chapter 10

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Conference Rules & By Laws Provides an outline of the processes the annual conference follows
Pastoral Records
Chapter 11

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Pastoral Records Provides the current service records of our clergy by Status.
Reports
Chapter 12a

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Reports Provides committee reports to the annual conference on ministry of the previous year.
Statistical Tables
Chapter 12b

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Statistical Table Provides membership and financial statistics from each local church for the previous year.
Index
Chapter 12c

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Index Provides page numbers for commonly asked questions

 

 


2020 State of the Church Address


Annual Conference 2020: Five Areas of Focus Reports

Creating New and Renewed Congregations

Around the world, United Methodists are innovating with what it means to be the church, planting new congregations and revitalizing faith communities in every kind of setting. United Methodists seek to re-evangelize the world so that we can reach more people, especially the young and those from diverse backgrounds. By being relevant and vital, United Methodists will touch more lives and draw more people to Christ.

Dismantling Racism

We are committed to creating a culture of inclusiveness. We are richer with diversity and we will continue to find ways to witness with full inclusion and the embracing of all our sisters and brothers of color.

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Engaging in Ministry with the Poor

Christ calls us to be in ministry with the poor and marginalized. Our emphasis is on “with” – standing with those who are regarded as “the least of these,” listening to them, understanding their needs and aspirations, and working with them to achieve their goals. It also means addressing the causes of poverty and responding in ways that lift up individuals and communities. United Methodists believe working side by side with those striving to improve their situation is more effective long term than top-down charity.


Promoting Abundant Health

Knowing that poverty and health are intertwined, The United Methodist Church has been a key player in fighting diseases such as malaria and AIDS and promoting initiatives that improve well-being. The church raised $75 million to provide education, infrastructure, communication and prevention to fight malaria. The death rate from malaria in Africa has been cut in half through international efforts such as this. The new “Abundant Health” campaign is focused on reaching one million children with lifesaving interventions such as immunization, quality health care and access to clean water. Children everywhere need protection from disease and access to treatment.

Developing Principled Christian Leaders

The church needs leaders rooted in Christ, who have a vision for changing the world. Today’s young people have fearless hearts, vibrant ideas and a passion for ministry. Their talents should be nurtured to shape the church’s path into the future. The church must recruit young people — including women and people of color the world over — for ministry, equip them to be effective leaders and be open to where they want to lead us. We also must strengthen lay members, who are ministering at every level of the church.
Read more about Principled Christian Leaders
Caleb Fugate

Vivian Somes

Kyle Eisenhuth

Kendra Shoffstall