Worship resources for GC 2020 now availableA writing team of OKUMC pastors have created outlines and suggestions for the Sundays before, of and after General Conference 2019 (Feb. 17 and 24, and March 3), including liturgical pieces, song suggestions and sermon notes. The overarching theme and guiding question of the work is “What is God saying to us today?”You can find the resources on the conference website at www.okumc.org/gcworshipresources.
Self-nominations for lay delegates to General Conference 2020 are open now through March 10. Read our previous coverage at okumc.org, or nominate yourself online at okumc.org/LayNominees2020.
Lay delegate self-nominations to GC 2020 open now through Mar. 10
In an effort to improve financial transparency, the Contact will begin to publish both Apportionment giving and Mission and Ministry–formerly known as Connectional Opportunities–giving by church each quarter starting in April. The data will come from the Council on Finance and Administration and the total for each church will be published as a percentage.
Apportionment, health insurance information to be provided in April
Total conference apportionment payout for 2018 are also available each church. View or download the document at www.okumc.org/ApportionmentPayout.
As mentioned in a joint video statement, the Board of Pension and Health Benefits and the Cabinet are working to address the cost of health coverage for full-time clergy. Part of this work is a commitment to keep the conference informed of the financial position every quarter in 2019. We will share more about this in coming issues.