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General Conference Sites Chosen for 2024 and 2028

Manila, Philippines was chosen as the site for the 2024 General Conference. The Commission also voted to hold the 2028 conference in Harare, Zimbabwe. Read More

Commission on the General Conference to hold listening session in Portland

The Commission on the General Conference of The United Methodist Church has invited representatives of Good News, MFSA, Love Prevails, Reconciling Ministries, and The Confessing Movement to share in a listening session during their upcoming meeting in Portland, Oregon. Read More

Volunteer Marshals and Pages Needed for General Conference

Beginning April 1, volunteers can apply online to serve as marshals or pages during The United Methodist Church’s 2016 General Conference. Read More

Volunteers needed for General Conference

Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles during the 2016 General Conference, The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly, which will meet in Portland, Oregon from May 10-20, 2016. Read More

Instructions for Submitting Petitions to the 2016 General Conference

Find out the format, content and supporting material required when submitting a petition for General Conference. NOTE: Electronic submissions will be accepted from Apr. 1, 2015 through Oct. 13, 2015. Read More

Petition Submission

Online petition submissions will be accepted from Apr. 1, 2015 through Oct. 13, 2015. Read More

2016 General Conference Logo Unveiled

The Commission on the General Conference has chosen a logo for the 2016 General Conference. Read More

Darryl Barrows, Connectional Table member, receives communion from the Rev. Enrique Hernandez from the Tennessee Conference. The Connectional Table is meeting November 15-17 in Franklin, Tenn. A UMNS photo by Ginny Underwood.


The Connectional Table and the general agencies are created by the General Conference to administer or carry out the programs and directives it adopts. Read More

Wordle by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Poll: Making disciples tops sexuality as church priority

A survey of United Methodists found sexual orientation and same-gender marriage ranked eighth in importance among issues facing the church. Read More

A group of pastors says it's time to consider breaking up The United Methodist Church, due to divisions over homosexuality and other issues.

Amicable breakup of UMC needed, pastor group says

UMC should own up to divisions over homosexuality and other issues, pastors’ group says. Read More

General Conference 2016: News and Press Releases

Find the latest news relating to General Conference 2016 to be held in Portland, Oregon. Read More

Retired Bishop Daniel C. Arichea Jr. describes his personal journey during an online dialogue on human sexuality, held April 29 by the United Methodist Connectional Table. Bishop Hope Morgan Ward listens.

United Methodist body considers change to sexuality stance

The Connectional Table hosted the first of a series of online dialogues to gather input on human sexuality issue. Read More

Chuck Knows Church uses a phone to talk about annual conferences and the structure of The Church.

Chuck Knows Church: Annual Conferences

What is a church annual conference and who are the members? What about a General conference? Chuck Knows Church decodes the United Methodist Church structure. Read More

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