Bishop Harvey Calls Special Session

August 24, 2022

Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey is calling a special session of the Louisiana Annual Conference to be held on November 12th, online via ZOOM.

In a letter dated August 24th, Bishop Harvey says the special session will be called "for the sole purpose of voting on the Louisiana Conference Board of Trustees recommendations for the  churches disaffiliating per paragraph 2553."

August 24, 2022
Dear Clergy and Lay Members to the Louisiana Annual Conference,

In accordance with our standing rules and ¶603.5 of the Book of Discipline, I hereby call for a special session of the Louisiana Annual Conference on November 12, 2022, beginning at 9:00 a.m. CDT. The special session will be conducted via electronic conferencing using Zoom. The special session shall be held for the sole purpose of voting on the Louisiana Conference Board of Trustees' recommendations for the churches disaffiliating per paragraph 2553.    

Further information regarding the session and agenda will be distributed soon.

Thank you for your prompt attention and response to this important matter. 

Grace and Peace,
Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey 

You can watch Bishop Harvey call for the special session in the video below. In the video, Bishop Harvey also addresses some of the misinformation that is being spread regarding the United Methodist Church. Various assertions that the United Methodist Church plans to alter or eliminate its theological doctrines are not true.

As Bishop Harvey explains in the video, rumors are being intentionally and willfully spread.

"These actions harm The United Methodist Church, your individual church, the United Methodist witness and frankly the witness of Christians," Bishop Harvey said. "We, as grace-filled Jesus-loving people, must be a church where diversity is celebrated and held up as an outward and visible sign of God's grace; where everyone finds a place of peace where they are loved, seen, and heard."



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