Centennial of Methodism in Russia observed
Ecumenical gathering celebrates new life
North Central New York Annual Conference
Bishop Matthews encouraged members of the North Central New York Annual Conference to live the “new attitude” that comes with a relationship with Jesus Christ during his episcopal address.
Youth outreach challenges ageism in church
The Vineyard offers a model for making church more relevant to young people.
Mozambique bishop is model for women leaders
Health care, education are priorities
Pastor says church ‘ultimate social network’
Social media said to cultivate community.
Can we feed the world?
A special report on global hunger.
New York Annual Conference
Resident Bishop Jeremiah Park invites the clergy and laity to join him in a transformative journey befitting the theme, “For Such a Time as This: We Are A Beloved Community of Hope.”
North Georgia Annual Conference
Bishop B. Michael Watson presides over North Georgia's Annual Conference with the theme "Shalom: Christian Disciples Transforming the World Through Health and Wholeness."
Poland Annual Conference
The theme of the 88th session of the Poland Annual Conference was “Seek God and you will live.”
World has means to end hunger, experts say
Finding the will is harder task
Africa University researchers address health issues
Recommend actions for clean water, gender equality.
Arkansas Annual Conference
The 32 proposed amendments from last year’s General Conference were major topics of discussion during the Arkansas Annual Conference. The theme of this year’s conference was “Transforming the World.”
Greater New Jersey Annual Conference
Sparked by the celebrations and challenges lifted up by presiding Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar, the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference – more than 1,200 strong -- met for the 10th time at the Valley Forge Convention Center.
Holston Annual Conference
The Holston Annual Conference made tough decisions by passing the long-debated “direct invoicing” action and considering three finance-related resolutions.
Kansas West Annual Conference
Kansas West Annual Conference met under the leadership of Bishop Scott J. Jones. The theme was “At Your Service” and focused on radical hospitality.
Rio Grande Annual Conference
Now in its 156th year of ministry, the Rio Grande Annual Conference met at University United Methodist Church – San Antonio.
South Germany Annual Conference
The 7th South German annual conference came together with Bishop Rosemarie Wenner presiding. The conference theme was “Give us courage!”
Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference
Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton challenged the 1,800 members of the Western Pennsylvania. Annual Conference to “take the church out on the open road, give it the gas and see what the old baby can do.”
Pastor hits pavement, cleans toilets, to share faith
Reactions range from astonishment to deep gratitude that leads to varied opportunities to minister outside the four walls of the church.
Accepting grace is dad’s final lesson
Son learns to see face of Christ in response to suffering.
Central Pennsylvania Annual Conference
“Galilee is where the people of The United Methodist Church will be, and Jesus is there ahead of us,” said Bishop Jane Allen Middleton in her keynote address to approximately 1,200 United Methodists gathered in a legislative session at Messiah College, June 4.
Dakotas Annual Conference
While main topics of the 2009 Dakotas Annual Conference were the 32 proposed amendments to the constitution, the disaster recovery efforts after last winter/springs blizzards and floods were never far from attendees’ minds.
Florida Annual Conference
The environment was a focus of discussion during the 2009 Florida Annual Conference. More than 1,700 members gathered at Bethune-Cookman University under the theme “Transforming the World by Cherishing the Creation” to consider the Christian response to the issues.
Iowa Annual Conference
Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble presided at his first session of the Iowa Annual Conference, declaring, in his sermon for the opening worship service, that everyone is “No Longer A Stranger.”
Iraqi family reunited at Denver church
Christian community offers loving home.
Nebraska Annual Conference
With pointed and memorable stories, Missouri Bishop and keynote speaker Robert Schnase quipped: “Even if it worked in the 1950s, a passive recruitment strategy is most likely not going to work in 2009 and beyond.”
Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference
Bishop Johnson said that John Wesley had it right with his three simple rules – Do no harm, Do good, and Walk humbly with God.
Tennessee Annual Conference
The theme for the 2009 session of the Tennessee Annual Conference was “Passionate Worship.”
Western North Carolina Annual Conference
Delegates to the 2009 Conference welcomed a new bishop and spent more time in worship and less time dealing with business.
Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference
The theme of the 41st session of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference was “Transforming the World;” continuing a series of themes based on the conference mission and vision statement of “Boldly Making Disciples of Jesus Christ: Vitalizing the Church – Transforming the world.”
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