New England Annual Conference
The New England Annual Conference met in holy conferencing at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., from Wednesday, June 6 through Saturday, June 9, 2012.
Tennessee Annual Conference
For the 2012 Tennessee Annual Conference, the 45th session in its history, the theme of “Extravagant Generosity” was the culmination of a yearlong emphasis that began with the close of last year’s sessions at Brentwood United Methodist Church.
Methodists join in Olympic dreams
‘It turns out many British Methodists are just as excited as I am about the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games,’ says United Methodist pastor.
Bledsoe appeals removal as bishop
Bishop challenges the constitutionality of provision used to place him on involuntary retirement.
Western Jurisdiction: Gay issue stand wrong
Grassroots movement OK’d to challenge bishops, clergy, laity, local churches to operate as if law book statement “does not exist.”
Five conferences merge to become two
South Central Jurisdiction approves the cost-saving merger of two Texas-based conferences and joining of two Kansas and Nebraska conferences.
Pastor mourns friend killed in Aurora shooting
Denver-area pastor helps others in Aurora theater tragedy as she comes to grips with loss of someone she knew well.
U.S. bishops elected, assigned for 2012-16
United Methodists also place a bishop on involuntary retirement and respond to shooting in Colorado.
Aurora community gathers for prayer
United Methodists join others in prayer for victims, survivors of theatre shooting rampage in Colorado.
Jurisdiction affirms Bledsoe’s removal
By 208 to 45 vote, South Central delegates support the episcopacy committee’s decision to compel bishop’s early retirement.
Committee votes to retire Bledsoe as bishop
Bledsoe said he will pray before deciding whether to appeal to the Judicial Council the committee’s decision to involuntarily retire him.
Conferences reject church’s stance on gays
Rejecting the denomination’s stance on gay rights and same-sex marriage were important issues for at least 15 annual conferences.
Holmes says Bledsoe hearing ‘heading right direction’
Episcopacy committee weighing decision about whether North Texas Conference bishop will be involuntarily retired.
What goes on a bishop’s report card?
Since 2008, The United Methodist Church’s law book has required formal evaluations of the denomination’s bishops.
Conferences talk bishops, focus areas
United Methodist U.S. annual (regional) conferences and central conferences tackle a variety of issues during 2012 meetings.
‘Pilgrims’ find calling in Ukraine mission
A friend reflects on the work of a United Methodist missionary and his wife after a tragic accident injures that missionary and kills two others.
Next week, jurisdictions will elect 11 new bishops. Find out who the candidates are and follow the election coverage.
Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference
Nearly 1,000 members of The Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference met May 17-19 at the Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, Pa., with the theme, “Leadership: Making a Way for All.”
Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference
The Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference was held at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, June 7-9, 2012. Bishop Peggy Johnson welcomed clergy and laity to the 228th session of the Conference.
Religious life thriving on campus
Diversity accounts for new religious awakening at college level, say authors of ‘No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education.’
Africa U. students become mission interns
United Methodist generosity provides education and improves future of many young people.
Sierra Leone celebrates life of evangelist
107-year-old ‘Pa’ Ndanema remembered as a simple, humble man who lived his life among the people of eastern Freetown he served.
Texas Annual Conference
The Texas Annual Conference met June 4-7 at the Convention Center in Galveston, Texas, under the leadership of Bishop Janice Riggle Huie. The theme was “On Earth as in Heaven.”
Burton to leave women’s commission
United Methodist Commission on Status and Role of Women plans search for new top executive.
Two die in Ukraine roof collapse
United Methodist volunteer, Ukrainian student fatally injured; missionary seriously hurt.
United Methodists open doors in disasters
From Colorado to the Atlantic coast, churches have worked to help those suffering in the clutches of the summer of 2012.
Dakotas Annual Conference
More than 500 members of the Dakotas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church gathered in Sioux Falls, S.D., on June 6-9, 2012, to “Get Up and Go!”
Kentucky Annual Conference
Fellowship, worship, Bible study and celebration were the hallmarks of the 2012 Kentucky Annual Conference session, held June 11-13 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky. Bishop Lindsey Davis presided over the annual conference session.
Northwest Texas Annual Conference
The Northwest Texas Annual Conference took time in its 103rd session to honor and celebrate the service of Bishop Max Whitfield and wife, Valerie.
Pacific Northwest Annual Conference
From June 21-24, clergy, laity, and guests joyfully returned to the TRAC Center in Pasco, Wash., for the 139th session of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference.
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