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#Pagelife: Perspective on what it’s like to serve as a GC2016 page

They run notes, deliver coffee and so much more. Here is one woman's perspective on what it's like to be a page at General Conference. Read More

Laity called to live ever-blessing, ever-blessed

General Conference delegate urges people in the pews to go out, connect with people, offer hope, engage the world, make disciples. #UMCGC Read More

All petitions submitted to General Conference are discussed in legislative committees. File photo by Paul Jeffrey, United Methodist Communications.

From ‘to’ to ‘with’: General Conference’s smaller legislation

Not all petitions up for debate at General Conference make headlines. Many simpler petitions also impact United Methodist church life. Read More

Two and one-half cents out of every dollar given to local churches is used to support general church ministries. A UMNS photo illustration by Kathleen S. Barry.

Principles approved to guide 2016 GC budget work

Members of the Connectional Table and GCFA established principles that will guide preparation of general church apportionment proposals to the 2016 General Conference. Read More

Delegates work at the 2012 General Conference in Tampa, Fla. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBois.

GC2016 delegates allotted, with U.S. at 58.3 and Africa at 30 percent

The secretary of the General Conference released today a list of numbers of delegates by annual conferences. Read More

The Rev. C. Chappell Temple

Can we get a 20-percent-off coupon for General Conference?

Some of the expense is unavoidable — the result of the increasing globalization of United Methodism, which has been a good thing, to be sure. The Rev. C. Chappell Temple proposes three short-term options to cut costs. Read More

Photo Courtesy of Oregon Convention Center-2016 General Conference Site

Commentary: May You Fare Well Until 2016 General Conference

Sitting in the Pressroom, I see reporters typing their final reports in an intense motion. We are trying to capture every last minute action being taken on the floor. Read More