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New business manager for General Conference

The Rev. Alan Morrison takes new role as support services director. Sara Hotchkiss to plan denomination's top lawmaking meeting. Read More

Global delegates mean multiple languages

A large team of interpreters helped non-English-speaking delegates maneuver through GC2012. Read More

12 lessons from 12 General Conferences

Rich Peck has seen a lot of history and worn a lot of hats in five decades attending General Conference. Read More

Wenner’s ‘stepping stones’ to bishop

German episcopal leader and new council president always felt welcome in the UMC. Read More

Bishop Janice Huie presides over a May 2 debate on denominational restructure at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference.

Week 2: GC2012 flurry of motions, ministry

Frustrated by not voting on major restructure legislation, some felt as if GC2012 accomplished nothing. That's not the case. Read More

GC2012: Ziemer on Malaria

Rear Adm. Tim Ziemer, the U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, acknowledges that The United Methodist Church has been an important partner in the fight against malaria. View

GC2012: Bishops urge ‘communities of love’

Kiesey and Matthews emphasize practice of 'blessing each other, rather than cursing each other.' Read More

May 4 wrap: No restructure in 2012

A day filled with drama over an unexpected ruling on the church's structure plan ended anticlimactically when delegates adjourned without coming to a decision. Read More

GC2012: Pacific Islanders welcome new ministry plan

"Our kalia ('canoe') has arrived and been welcomed," said the Rev. Sione Veikoso, hailing the passage of a comprehensive plan for Pacific Islander ministry in the United States. Read More

GC2012: Sailing the ecumenical boat

Whatever the storms of life, fellowship of churches means 'you are not alone in the boat.' Read More

Restructuring plan gets tentative OK

Final nod awaits budget report from finance agency and decision of the denomination's top court on constitutionality. Read More

The Rev. We Hyun Chang, a pastor in Belmont, Mass., and a delegate from the New England Annual (regional) Conference, argues to reconsider retaining guaranteed appointments for clergy, during a debate at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. The guarantee of an annual appointment for elders was eliminated by the conference on May 1.

GC2012: Vote ends guaranteed appointments

Item passes quickly on May 1 consent calendar among other measures; effort to reconsider fails. Read More

GC2012: Pan-Methodists celebrate together

United Methodists join 5 African-American denominations in full communion agreement. Read More

GC2012: Covenant for a worldwide church debuts

Dreams and hopes offered for The United Methodist Church to live out its true worldwide nature. Read More

GC2012: Lay speakers urge ‘transformation’

3 laity speakers emphasize that 'making disciples of Jesus Christ is a responsibility of all Christians.' Read More

First service recalls Jesus’ seaside ministry

Maskoko Nation member consecrates worship space; Goodpaster tells delegates 'we now gather beside Tampa Bay to clean and mend our nets.' Read More

Faith communities can overcome AIDS epidemic

The people of God need to decide it is time to destroy HIV/AIDS, speakers said during "Lighten the Burden IV," sponsored by the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund. Read More

Will restructuring save money?

Yes, but the unanswered questions are how much and whether it will be enough to make a difference for local churches. Read More

United Methodists Meet in Tampa for Worldwide Conference

Nearly a thousand delegates and an estimated 2,500 visitors will gather at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. April 24-May 4 for the 2012 United Methodist General Conference. Read More

Seminary students program at General Conference

A daily line-up of speakers has been organized for seminary students who plan to attend the 2012 General Conference. Read More

Visitor Registration for General Conference

Visitors to the 2012 General Conference, The United Methodist Church's top legislative assembly, may now pre-register online. Read More

Episcopal Address to Stream on Web and App

Bishop Peter D. Weaver will deliver the Episcopal Address at the 2012 General Conference. Read More

Sibling Arkansas delegates share hopes

'Holy conferencing is holding fast to what you believe is true while listening to other people's truths.' Read More

General Conference App Launched

Mobile device users will be able to access information about The United Methodist Church's 2012 General Conference through a new, free mobile application from United Methodist Communications. This comes in preparation for the quadrennial meeting of the denomination's top policy-making body in Tampa, Fla. April 24-May 4. Read More

Briefing previews General Conference issues

Delegates consider issues from reorganization to roles of bishops to an operating budget that is smaller than in the previous quadrennium. Read More

Will restructuring cut vital ministry?

That's the question church staff want General Conference delegates to consider in weighing various reorganization proposals. Read More