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The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body meets at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina April 23-May 3, 2020. Follow along from your home at this link

The Dakotas delegation is comprised of two delegates: one clergy, Rev. Rebecca Trefz, and one laity, Kara Hagel. Two reserve delegates, Rev. Sara Nelson and Beata Ferris will be at General Conference. 
Click here to see delegation list


The General Conference meets for 10 days. The agenda runs from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm or later with the exception of Sabbath on Sunday, April 28. The days include legislative committee meetings, reports, addresses, plenary sessions, celebrations, and worship. (Find the proposed agenda here.). 

This agenda outlines the daily schedule, in Eastern Daylight Time, of the 2024 General Conference in Charlotte, NC. View agenda hereView abbreviated agenda here

Today's Schedule*

9:30am-12:00pm - Orientation for All Delegates 

2:00-3:30pm - Opening Worship 

3:50-6:30pm - Plenary Session

  • The Power of Communication
  • Journey from 2016-2020
  • Commission on General Conference Report
  • Elections
  • Report of the Committee on Agenda and Calendar

6:30pm - Adjournment
EDT—Eastern Daylight Time

Watch the General Conference Livesteam


Guide to General Conference
An important resource for delegates, church members, and journalists, this guide contains information about the conference schedule, the legislative process, and background. View guide here

Advance Edition of the Daily Christian Advocate
The ADCA contains all legislation submitted for consideration by the delegates at the upcoming General Conference. View ADCA here

How to stay informed.

The Dakotas Conference communication team will be watching the livestream and sending you periodic updates the April 23-27.  The team of Doreen Gosmire, Rev. Kris Mutzenberger, and Dave Stucke will be on-the-ground in Charlotte, April 27-May3. Daily e-mail updates will be sent beginning April 29. Watch our social media platforms FacebookInstagram and X,  for live updates from the delegation and those connected to the Dakotas Connference. 

Other sources for accurate and reliable coverage are:

Official 2020 General Conference website
United Methodist News Service
Resource UMC
The United Methodist Church website and Facebook page


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