GC2012: Holy conversations have unintended effect
About 300 demonstrate in response to treatment of people during some sessions on human sexuality.
GC2012: Hoshibata offers message of healing
Christ’s love can heal the soul, Portland Area bishop reminds General Conference.
GC2012: Passing the gavel
Presidency of Council of Bishops move to Rosemarie Wenner of Germany, the first female president from central conferences.
GC2012: Repentance outcome to be watched
Two North Carolina clergywomen have varied expectations for repentance and healing.
General Conference recognizes mission-founded “provisional” units
While these small delegations took part in earlier conferences, they had not been formally recognized under a provision of church law covering the inclusion of provisional conferences.
April 26 wrap: Work begins
Decisions on petitions begin in earnest as presentations and events — in favor and in opposition to legislation — continue.
GC2012: Covenant for a worldwide church debuts
Dreams and hopes offered for The United Methodist Church to live out its true worldwide nature.
GC2012: Finding lost native history
Native Americans in Florida will be remembered during an April 27 Act of Repentance worship service at General Conference.
GC2012: Focus on World Malaria Day
With hundreds of thousands of lives saved, The United Methodist Church continues its fight through Imagine No Malaria.
GC2012: King preaches message of inclusion
‘Doors to kingdom of God are wide open,’ bishop reminds delegates in April 25 worship to close intense day of work.
April 25 wrap: Opening addresses, rules
Debate on rules follows addresses by bishop, lay persons and young people. Legislative committees organize and delegates participate in holy conferencing.
GC2012: Be ‘charged, rooted, united’
Youth issue challenge to young who are a minority in the church’s decision making to overcome the barriers of age differences.
GC2012: Call for ‘resurrection revolution’
Bishop Weaver’s Episcopal Address tells journey of Congo teens from conflict to river baptism to illustrate a new life in Christ.
GC2012: Delegates set rules for business
After sessions on two days and discussion of 18 amendments, delegates approve rules as originally presented by rules committee.
GC2012: Lay speakers urge ‘transformation’
3 laity speakers emphasize that ‘making disciples of Jesus Christ is a responsibility of all Christians.’
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