160 join Alabama immigration law discussion
First of four planned gatherings in North Alabama Conference takes up specifics of law and how to respond.
Holston Annual Conference
The Holston Annual Conference acted on its “Christ for the World” theme, raising $100,192 to build a South Sudan orphanage for 50 children and to establish two scholarships at Africa University.
North Georgia Annual Conference
The 2011 North Georgia Annual Conference, emphasizing a hands-on approach to discipleship, united under the theme: “Engaging in Ministry with the Poor.”
Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference
The 227th session of the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference was held on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Md., June 9-11, 2011.
Church creates its own social network
Private social network allows pastor and congregation to connect more than just one hour on Sunday.
Church once more faces homosexuality divide
General Conference 2012 to take up debate as DeLong case split verdict and penalty highlight church struggle.
East Ohio Annual Conference
Bishop John L. Hopkins welcomed East Ohio back to Hoover Auditorium as he opened the 42nd session of Annual Conference.
N. Alabama organizes immigration discussions
Bishop Willimon calls the law an “embarrassment to state” that “does not represent spirit of hospitality of our churches.”
Agency looking for a few (million) good men
Mission projects and ‘male bonding’ may be better ways to bring men to church than Bible study or contemporary worship.
Faith UMC waits for Minot flood to recede
Congregation has prayer service on front steps before water flooded building; no rebuilding expected.
Greater New Jersey Annual Conference
The Greater New Jersey Annual Conference concluded its four-day agenda waiting for the results of the final ballot to be counted in general and jurisdictional delegate elections.
Missouri Annual Conference
The Missouri Annual Conference session met in Springfield June 3-6, just 70 miles from Joplin, where less than two weeks before an F5 tornado ripped through the town, killing 156 people.
Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference
“A New Day: A New Calling” was the theme of the 169th session of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Annual Conference held June 9-12 at Antlers, Okla.
South Carolina Annual Conference
“Can you feel it? Can you sense it?” Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor asked members of the South Carolina Annual Conference. “Are you ready, South Carolina, for what God will do with us together?”
Southwest Texas Annual Conference
More than 1,300 lay and clergy delegates gathered in Corpus Christi June 8-11 for the 42nd session of the Southwest Texas Annual Conference, a session that made history in welcoming the first deaf lay delegate to ever participate in worship services and business sessions.
Texas Annual Conference
The 2011 gathering of the Texas Annual Conference shined the spotlight on the challenges facing the conference and denomination, while simultaneously testifying to God’s ability to sustain and strengthen the church.
Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference
“Connect as One through Radical Hospitality” was the theme of the 227th session of the Baltimore-Washington conference, which met May 26-28 in Baltimore.
California-Nevada Annual Conference
The 163rd session of the California-Nevada Annual Conference climaxed a season of preparation grounded in a study, Catch Fire in 50 Days, written by members of the Conference's Vital Congregations Task Group.
Dakotas Annual Conference
Over 500 members of the Dakotas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church gathered in Watertown, S.D. June 8-11, 2011, to follow 2 Timothy 1:6 “…rekindle the gift of God that is within you...”
Few clergy lose credentials in public cases
Overview of actions taken in six public cases of United Methodist clergy accused of violations of discipline or church law.
Lesbian elder’s penalty takes different path
20-day suspension, process to ‘restore the broken clergy convenant’ a departure from penalities of past 20 years.
N.D. floodwaters overwhelm Faith Church
Church members help others evacuate as predictions for water levels go 10 feet higher than expected.
Upper New York Annual Conference
One year following its creation, the Upper New York annual conference held its second session from June 7-11, 2011, in Rochester, N.Y., with the theme “Moving with the Spirit: Promise, Power, Witness.”
Church copes with storms, racial allegations
In the aftermath of two devastating tornadoes, accusations of racial prejudice damage an Alabama church even more.
U.N. to look at rights of older persons
Convention needed to highlight discrimination against growing elderly population, United Methodist says.
California-Pacific Annual Conference
The California-Pacific annual conference met June 16-19, on the campus of the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif., under the leadership of Bishop Mary Ann Swenson.
Indiana Annual Conference
“Practice Faith” was the theme of the second Indiana Annual Conference session held June 10-13 on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.
North Carolina Annual Conference
The North Carolina Annual Conference met June 15-18 in Raleigh, N.C., using the theme “A Future with Hope: Leading to Christ.”
Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference
“Boldly Making Disciples of Jesus Christ: Renewed in the Spirit” was the theme of the 43rd Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference meeting in Salem, Ore.
Phil Campbell changed Phil Campbells
Shared name brought them together but disaster bonded them in life-changing effort to rebuild.
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