NOVEMBER 11, 2018

Theme: Stewards of Creation

Together, we enter this 25th week of the Council of Bishops’ call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 13 more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019 special session of the General Conference begins in St. Louis. In this phase, 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. Alexandr Melnikov, Lay, Southern Russia Provisional, Northern Europe & Eurasia
  2. Alexander Pererva, Clergy, Southern Russia Provisional, Northern Europe & Eurasia
  3. Rudolph J. Merab, Lay, Liberia, West Africa Central Conference
  4. George Klay Weagba, Clergy, Liberia, West Africa Central Conference
  5. James A. Harris, Jr., Lay, Liberia, West Africa Central Conference
  6. Christopher Ganneh Marshall, Clergy, Liberia, West Africa Central Conference
  7. Sarah Quire Nah, Lay, Liberia, West Africa Central Conference
  8. Jerry Paye-Manfloe Kulah, Clergy, Liberia, West Africa Central Conference
  9. Frederick S. Sayeh, Lay, Liberia, West Africa Central Conference
  10. Isaac Chukpue-Padmore, Clergy, Liberia, West Africa Central Conference
  11. George D. Wilson, Jr., Clergy, Liberia, West Africa Central Conference
  12. Frances Meyoo Portes, Lay, Liberia, West Africa Central Conference
  13. Anna S. Kpaan, Clergy, Liberia, West Africa Central Conference
  14. Mai Welleh Wolo, Lay, Liberia, West Africa Central Conference

Together we pray for one member of the General Commission of the General Conference: Stephanie Henry

Together we pray for one member of the General Conference Staff: David Garvin – Petitions Secretary.

Together we pray for a few members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop James Nunn of the Oklahoma Episcopal area and his spouse, Mary Louise Nunn
Bishop Karen Oliveto of the Mountain Sky Episcopal Area and her spouse, Robin Ridenour
Bishop Bruce Ough of the Dakotas-Minnesota Episcopal area and his spouse, Char Ough
Bishop Gregory Palmer of the Ohio West Episcopal area and his spouse, Cynthia Palmer.

Together we pray for one member of the Commission on a Way Forward: Tom Salsgiver, USA, Pennsylvania, elder

Together we pray for one United Methodist Commission or Agency and leader:
The United Methodist Women (UMW) is a faith-based membership organization of laywomen within The United Methodist Church with approximately 800,000 members. UMW members are committed to growing as disciples of Jesus Christ in community with other women and advocating on behalf of women, children and youth around the world. United Methodist Women has been in mission for more than 140 years. The chief Executive Director of The United Methodist Women is Harriett Jane Olson.