Commission on the General Conference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The Advance Edition of the Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA), the official journal of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church, is set to be available in a bound and printed format by November 26, with a PDF of the 2019 ADCA accessible online now.
The Book of Discipline requires that the ADCA be available to delegates at least 90 days before the opening day of General Conference. For the 2019 Special Session, which officially opens February 24th in St. Louis, that date is November 26.
"At their October meeting, the Commission on the General Conference voted to release the ADCA electronically when completed in order to give delegates and others access to the petitions and other information as early as possible," said Brian Sigmon, Editor of the ADCA. "In addition to the electronic version, a printed copy of the ADCA will be mailed to General Conference delegates and those serving as first reserve delegates in time to arrive by the required date."
The ADCA is published in English, French, Portuguese and Kiswahili. Together with the Daily Christian Advocate published during General Conference, it serves as the record of those who have been elected to serve as delegates, the legislation submitted, and the decisions made by the General Conference.
Anyone interested in purchasing a printed copy of the ADCA may preorder them at Cokesbury.com. Item numbers and prices are listed below:
2019 Advance Daily Christian Advocate English. $24.99. ISBN 9781501877926.
2019 Advance Daily Christian Advocate French. $24.99. ISBN 9781501880193.
2019 Advance Daily Christian Advocate Kiswahili. $24.99. ISBN 9781501880209.
2019 Advance Daily Christian Advocate Portuguese. $24.99. ISBN 9781501880186.
The estimated availability date for preorders is November 26.
About General Conference
General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church. The assembly meets at the beginning of each quadrennium to consider revisions to church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for church-wide programs for the next four years. General Conference 2020 will take place May 5-15, 2020, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis. A special session of the General Conference has been called for February 23-26, 2019, and will meet at The Dome of the America's Center in St. Louis.
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