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Friday, November 15, 2019
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Volunteers Needed for General Conference

United Methodist Communications Office of Public Information


Nashville, Tenn.: Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles during the 2020 General Conference, The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly, which will meet in Minneapolis, Minnesota from May 5-15, 2020.

At this time, volunteers are needed for the following positions: recorders, channel “B” identifiers and verbatim transcribers/copy editors.

Recorders will serve as members of the staff of the secretary of the General Conference and work in direct support of their assigned legislative committee. Recorders are responsible for entering data such as the time, date, and results of committee votes, as well as making changes to pre-entered petition text to reflect the amendments approved by the committee. This information is prepared for the recorder by the legislative committee secretary, who manually tracks this information as it happens. The recorder is not responsible for taking minutes or tracking the discussion of the legislative committee.

Channel “B” identifiers will serve as members of the staff of the editor of the Daily Christian Advocate (DCA), the official record of the activity of the General Conference. Channel “B” identifiers will follow action of the plenary, repeating delegates’ names, annual conferences and vote tallies into a microphone.

Verbatim transcribers/copy editors also serve as members of the staff of the editor of the DCA. They are responsible for using Microsoft Word to create transcriptions of the plenary session. They will listen to audio files and transcribe the recordings.

Travel, double occupancy housing, and food per diem provisions will be provided. Those interested can apply here now through November 21, 2019.

About General Conference

General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church, which meets once every four years. The conference can revise church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues
First United Methodist Church of Wausau is a member of the Wisconsin Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC). The beauty of being a member church is that we are connected with all UM churches around the world, a connection that strength-ens us as a church and as a denomination. Through this connection we’re able to support missions and ministries far from home. We can respond to disasters and emergencies through our apportionment giving. ( )
Through the connectional system, we have many re-sources at our fingertips. Some you may find helpful are:

The General Board of Global Ministries is the mission agency of The United Methodist Church. Its purpose is to connect local, district, and conference churches in mission. The GBGM equips and transforms people and places for God’s work around the world.
As part of Global Ministries, the United Methodist Committee on Relief is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the world.

Discipleship Ministries provides leadership and re-sources in the areas of spiritual growth and development, including devotional literature, curricula, evangelism, worship, stewardship, and ministry of the laity.

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