OCTOBER 21, 2018

Together, we enter this 22nd week of the Council of Bishops call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 16 more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019 special session of the General Conference begins in St. Louis. During this time, the entire United Methodist family is called to prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church.

Below you will find the names of some of our leaders who will serve as delegates.  Please join us in prayer and fasting for them—that they may be guided by the Holy Spirit in their conduct, their attitudes, and their decisions. For 12 million United Methodist around the world, prayer is the most significant and positive spiritual thing we can do at this important moment in the history of the United Methodist Church. Thank you for participating in this global prayer initiative.

Please invite your family, your small group, your local congregation, your district, and your annual conference to join us in prayer.

Together we pray for a few of the 864 delegates and 200 alternates to the 2019 General Conference:

  1. Christine Schneider-Oesch, Lay, Switzerland-France-North Africa Central & Southern Europe Central Conference
  2. Etienne Rudolph, Clergy, Switzerland-France-North Africa Central & Southern Europe Central Conference
  3. José Jamisse Gume, Lay, Mozambique, South Africa Central Conference
  4. Hortência Américo Langa Bacela, Clergy, Mozambique, South Africa Central Conference
  5. Clara Zacarias Mufume, Lay, Mozambique, South Africa Central Conference
  6. Julio André Vilanculos, Clergy, Mozambique, South Africa Central Conference
  7. Horacio Zedequias Vilanculos, Lay, Mozambique, South Africa Central Conference
  8. Laura Uetimane Maganda, Clergy, Mozambique, South Africa Central Conference
  9. Amone Felimone Feliciano, Lay, Mozambique, North Africa Central Conference
  10. Júlia Lampião Nhamajeho, Clergy, Mozambique, North Africa Central Conference
  11. Simon Mafunda, Lay, East Zimbabwe, Africa Central Conference
  12. Annie Grace Chingonzo, Clergy, East Zimbabwe, Africa Central Conference
  13. Evaristo Chabuka, Lay, East Zimbabwe, Africa Central Conference
  14. Givemore Chimbwanda, Clergy, East Zimbabwe, Africa Central Conference

Together we pray for one member of the General Commission of the General Conference: John Hiller

Together we pray for one member of the General Conference Staff:  Susan Brumbaugh, Coordinator of the Calendar.

Together we pray for a three members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung of the Wisconsin Episcopal Area and his spouse, Rev. Im-Hyon Jung.
Bishop Paul L. Leeland of the Charlotte Episcopal Area and his spouse, Janet Leeland.
Bishop Daniel Wandabula of the East Africa Central Conference and his spouse, Mrs. Betty Wandabula.

Together we pray for one member of the Commission on a Way Forward: Casey Langley Orr, USA, Texas, deacon.

Together we pray for one General Secretary or Leader of a United Methodist Commission or Agency:
Dawn Wiggins Hare serves as the General Secretary of the General Commission on Status and Role of Women (GCOSRW; COSROW). This commission challenges The United Methodist Church to commit to the full participation of women in the life and mission of the church.  It serves as an advocate for, and on the behalf of, women; seeks to eliminate inequities in relation to women in the church; and monitors the general agencies, institutions, and connectional structures to ensure the inclusion of women.

Additional Prayer Resources:

  • Latest news | DETAILS
  • Brief summaries of 3 plans | 1-pg PDF
  • Chart of 3 plans (created & shared by Great Plains Conference) | 2-pg PDF
  • Communicate with Memphis Conference delegation | DETAILS
  • Conversation resources | DETAILS