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General Conference Guidance Team

This is your McFarlin landing page to find out information and updates on the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. Check here to find news, commentary, FAQs, resources and more. This will be one of the primary communication pages for the McFarlin General Conference Guidance Team, whose mission is to strengthen the connection and unity of McFarlin by monitoring developments of and preparing the church to understand, manage, and respond constructively to the impact of decisions and developments by the General (worldwide) Conference of the United Methodist Church. If you have any questions, please feel free to email

Upcoming Events

General Conference Forum

May 5, During Sunday School in Fenn Hall

Join us for our General Conference Forum. This will take place on May 5th, hosted in Fenn Hall, coinciding with our regular Sunday school hour. During this forum, we will delve into meaningful discussions and processing of the April 23-May 3, 2024 General Conference. Your participation and insights will be invaluable as we come together to navigate and shape the future of our community.

General Conference Guidance Team and Senior Leadership Team

Joint Recommendation to the McFarlin Administrative Council

January 29, 2023

Considering the postponement of General Conference 2020 until May of 2024, the opening of an alternate Methodist denomination called the Global Methodist Church, and the decisions of some churches to consider disaffiliation and/or to disaffiliate, the McFarlin General Conference Guidance Team (GCGT) and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) recommends that McFarlin continue to focus on strengthening our unity and connection and on the steady continuance of our vital and robust ministries.  We further recommend that we choose to take no formal actions toward either discernment or disaffiliation at least until the completion of General Conference 2020 now scheduled for April 23-May 3, 2024.