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General Conference 2016: Major Legislative Issues

This section provides a summary of the major issues to be addressed by the General Conference. Read More

Delegates study legislation at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla.

General Conference 2016: Legislation

Nine hundred and eighty-eight delegates from around the world set policy and direction for the church, as well as handled other business. Read More

General Conference 2004: News

General Conference 2004 United Methodist News Service stories Read More

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

General Conference 2016: Press Releases

Find the latest news relating to General Conference 2016 to be held 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

The deadline for submitting petitions (Oct. 13, 2015) to the 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church has passed. 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

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