Rocky Mountain Annual Conference
Over 800 people warmly welcomed new Bishop Elaine J. W. Stanovsky to her first session with the Rocky Mountain Conference, this year meeting on the “Western Slope” of the Rockies.
Runner’s quest brings wells to Africa
Church rallies around mission project.
Southwest Texas Annual Conference
More than 1,300 Southwest Texas Conference lay and clergy delegates gathered inside the American Bank Center for the annual conference session and helped celebrate 150 years of ministry in the Southwest Texas area.
Grant provides expansion at Kissy United Methodist Hospital
Kissy United Methodist Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, received an ASHA grant that will help them care for more women and children.
Death in a small town: The long journey to healing
The road to reconciliation begins in a small United Methodist Church.
Ministry provides healthy role models for at-risk teens
Teenage girls appreciate caring mentors.
Pacific Northwest Annual Conference
All throughout the conference, the Four Areas of Focus of the denomination have begun to take roots, ready to grow.
Wyoming Annual Conference
The Wyoming Annual Conference gathered June 2-4 for its 158th and final full session.
Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference
Clergy, lay members and visitors from 682 churches, totaling more than 1,400 people, attended the 225th Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference under the theme, “Extravagant Grace, Share Your Faith.”
East Ohio Annual Conference
Hearts, minds and doors were open during the 40th session of the East Ohio Annual Conference with the theme: Be Transformed!
Faith leaders make case for health care reform
Summit says access is a right, not a privilege.
Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference
The conference’s theme was “Come to the Table” and members were privileged to have the use of the worship table that was used at General Conference and made from the trees that had fallen at Gulfside Retreat Center from Hurricane Katrina.
Wisconsin Annual Conference
The Wisconsin Annual Conference featured the theme “Live Enthusiastically,” which was woven throughout the four days of activities.
Local pastor finds chaplaincy ‘opens doors’
When the Honolulu Police receive a difficult call, Alex Vergara is often at the scene as a volunteer chaplain.
Sierra Leone bishop hits road, sizes up challenges
Bishop John K. Yambasu is building excitement for the church as he tours his conference.
Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference
A symbolic cleansing of the space of the spirit of violence and worship took place on June 15, prior to the opening of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.
Mississippi Annual Conference
“Shining Light, Open Doors” was the theme of the 21st session of the Mississippi Annual Conference that met at the Jackson Convention Complex. Bishop Hope Morgan Ward presided over the session.
United Methodist death rates higher than U.S. average
Reaching young people essential, study indicates.
Albania Annual Conference
The mission work of The United Methodist Church in Albania is challenged by difficult economic and social circumstances, but there are also positive developments.
California-Pacific Annual Conference
More than 1,700 laity and clergy from across Southern California, Hawaii, Guam, and Saipan gathered at the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif., for the 2009 California-Pacific Annual Conference.
Church camp offers comfort to wounded veterans
Finding peace along a Georgia lake.
Commentary: Remember blessings on Fourth of July
Giving thanks as America turns 233.
Northwest Texas Annual Conference
Members attending the Northwest Texas Annual Conference were encouraged to Rethink Church and the conference session included leadership training and worship in addition to business sessions and voting on the 32 proposed constitutional amendments of the General Church.
Desert Southwest Annual Conference
The Desert Southwest Annual Conference convened at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa under the leadership of Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño.
Economy forces cutbacks in missionary pensions
Retirees feel ‘a bit less cared for.’
Health costs to rise for retired missionaries
Missionary group requested delay.
Indiana Annual Conference
More than 2,000 United Methodist conference members from across Indiana representing 1,200 congregations descended upon the Ball State University campus for the first Indiana Annual Conference session under the theme of “RETHINK CHURCH.”
New York West Annual Conference
Bishop Marcus Matthews, resident bishop of the New York West Area, urged the church to be open to God’s mission of love during opening worship of the 200th session of the Western New York Annual Conference.
Mainline clergy divided on gay, lesbian issues
United Methodists support church teaching
California-Nevada Annual Conference
Even before Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. walked through an eight-foot tall red door on a stage at the Sacramento Convention Center, the spotlight of the 161st session of the California-Nevada Annual Conference was on Creating Places for New People through "10,000 doors" – and the other Areas of Focus of The United Methodist Church.
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