Join our post-General Conference 'Courageous Conversations'

January 29, 2019

UPDATE: Some 1,400 people attended the Courageous Conversations around the Conference.
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Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar invites all clergy and laity in the New England Conference to join in “Courageous Conversations” to unpack the events of General Conference 2019 and to process our feelings and experiences together. 

Read a message from Bishop Devadhar


In the video above Bonnie Marden and Rev. We Hyun Chang, members of the New England Delegation to the 2019 General Conference, talk about the events, their experiences, and what we can do now.

Bishops challenge constitutionality of disaffiliation petition
Update: March 6, 2019: The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has asked the Judicial Council for a declaratory decision as to the constitutionality and the meaning, application, and effect of Petition 90066, which was approved by the Special Session of the General Conference. Click the link above for more. 

Here are some documents you may find helpful as you seek to understand the events and processes of General Conference:
General Conference Digest – Created by the New England Delegation, this summarizes some of the workings of General Conference
Legislative summary – This document sums up the actions of General Conference and looks at the legislation adopted

Schedule of events

You are welcome to attend any event that is convenient for you.
Check the calendar at to find event details.

March 7 – Rhode Island/Eastern MA District - 6-8 p.m. Lincoln, RI
March 9 – Connecticut/Western MA  10 a.m. to noon Springfield, MA
March 9 – Northern Maine District 1-3 p.m. Brewer, ME
March 9 – Vermont District 1-3 p.m. Morrisville, VT
March 10 – Metro Boston Hope District 4-6 p.m. Milton, MA
March 16 – Combined event for New Hampshire and Vermont Districts 1-3 p.m. Lebanon, NH
March 18 – Tri-State District 7-9 p.m. Nashua, NH
March 19 – Tri-State District 7-9 p.m. South Portland, ME
March 21 – Central MA District 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Marlborough, MA
March 24 – Mid-Maine District 2-4 p.m. Brunswick, ME