This news notification is a summary of two separate announcements just recently released.
At its meeting on February 20, the Commission on the General Conference made a decision to further postpone the 2020 General Conference until August 29 – September 6, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minn. as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the safety of mass gatherings and travel.
Today, on February 25, 2021, it was announced that the Council of Bishops, in response to the postponement of General Conference 2020, is calling a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be convened online on May 8, 2021.
The purpose of the 2021 Special Session of the General Conference will be limited to gaining a quorum in order to suspend the rules for the sole purpose of allowing the use of paper ballots to act upon 12 pieces of legislation that would enable the church to effectively continue its work until the postponed 2020 General Conference is held in 2022.
Read the Full Announcement on the Special Called Session