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Louise Short, 106, (center) visits with Bishop Benjamin Chamness on May 1 during the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. At right is Jo Ann McClain, administrative assistant for the Council of Bishops. A file photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Louise Short, General Conference stalwart, dies at 110

Until this year, the widow of Bishop Roy Short, attended every General Conference going back to 1939 ─ 18 assemblies. Read More

Isaac Broune (left) and Joe Tueche Ndzulo handle the French desk during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. News reports from General Conference were transmitted via text message in four languages to almost 4,000 recipients in Africa.

Thousands of Africans received GC2016 news via text

A new texting program kept African United Methodists in the loop as General Conference was happening. Read More

Delegate Pierre Kasongo (right) and other members of the Tanganyika delegation vote on legislation while supporters of full rights for LGBTQ persons in the life of The United Methodist Church stand with their mouths taped shut outside the bar of the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore., to symbolize the way LGBTQ people feel they are silenced by the church. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

GC2016 commentary: We can’t legislate church

Church can’t be legislated, but a clear mandate for denominational unity would help the next General Conference. Read More

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar preaches on May 14 at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, United Methodist News Service.

General Conference 2016: Worship Services

General Conference features some of the church's strongest preachers. Watch archived worship services from Portland. View

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Pilgrimage of Healing: Sand Creek Massacre-Personal Reflection

It takes a village to make a pilgrimage of healing. A journey of healing is not an individual act, but a collective act. Read More

GC 2016: United Methodist Speakers for Seminarians

Early each day at General Conference in Portland, Oregon, Candler School of Theology at Emory University hosts speakers and invites seminarians onsite and also online to listen and learn. View

God-led hospitality gesture at GC2016 underscores United Methodist connection

A reservation snafu was the catalyst launching two strangers into a friendship for life. Read More

Church communicators give a backstage report about General Conference 2016 in Portland, OR. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

General Conference 2016: Daily Video Wrapup

Communicators take us behind-the-scenes and share some of the most significant moments of General Conference. View

#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

The United Methodist Church officially is in “support of just and fair immigration policies that benefit and allow the family to preserve and maintain its unity.” Methodists in support of immigration reform marched down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard outside the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore.

Immigration rally calls for end to deportations

United Methodists deplore separation of families during May 13 lunchtime vigil for immigrant rights. Read More

Pentecost illustration by Cindy Caldwell

God isn’t done showing up among the people

Only the intrusion of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost will cause us to stop producing new rules and begin practicing the ones we already have received. Read More

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer delivers the episcopal address during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

GC2016: Sermon and Address Transcripts

Read transcripts of the sermons and addresses from General Conference 2016. Read More

Opening Worship: We are global and indigenous

While we are a global church, we are a “local” people. Read More

Bishop Warner H. Brown Jr. helps lead opening worship at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

May 10 wrap-up: Opening worship, rules debate

General Conference 2016 gets underway with opening worship, a rules debate and a Judicial Council ruling. Read More

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