New York Annual Conference
Under the banner of a dove, the New York Conference celebrated its theme, “We are United Methodists Transforming the World,” by kicking off its Imagine No Malaria campaign during its June 6-9 annual gathering at Hofstra University.
North Carolina Annual Conference
Using the theme of “A Future with Hope: Loving Like Jesus,” the North Carolina Annual Conference met June 13-16 at the Raleigh Convention Center.
Dakotas couple brings holidays to young
Contributions to Shoebox Christmas project enable many Native parents to see their children open gifts when there is no money in budget for extras.
Holston Annual Conference
Under the theme, “Called to Action,” the Holston Annual Conference passed a resolution of commitment to save 100,000 lives by raising $1 million in the coming year for Imagine No Malaria.
Rural leader leaves 50-year legacy
The Rev. Harold McSwain was a dedicated advocate for small-town, rural United Methodist congregations.
West Virginia Annual Conference
The West Virginia Annual Conference met for its 44th session June 6-9 at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W.Va. The session was led by resident Bishop William Boyd Grove.
Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference
The 2012 Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference was held June 3-6 in Mobile, Ala., with the theme, “Partnership in the Gospel... Serving the World.” Bishop Paul L. Leeland, presiding over his fourth annual conference session since becoming the resident bishop, welcomed clergy and lay members to Christ United Methodist Church in Mobile.
Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference
With hands, hearts and voices that have upheld and nurtured the Word of God for 228 years, members of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference reached out to claim a new generation of believers at their annual session May 30–June 1.
California-Pacific Annual Conference
With the sounding of a Pacific Islander conch shell, the California-Pacific Annual Conference assembled once again on the campus of the University of Redlands, Calif., June 14-17.
GC2012: How Book of Discipline comes to be
Editor Marvin Cropsey explains the process to prepare the revisions of Discipline and Resolutions.
Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference
You heard the word “hope” used a lot to describe the 44th Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference session, meeting in Salem, Ore., June 14-17, 2012.
South Germany Annual Conference
The 10th South German annual conference came together June 12 -17 in Baiersbronn und Heilbronn, Germany with Bishop Rosemarie Wenner presiding. The conference theme was “Prayer.”
African students urged to be entrepreneurs
Africa University’s 20th graduating class is told, ‘Let this not be the end of learning. Make this the beginning.’
Greater New Jersey Annual Conference
The Greater New Jersey Annual Conference met May 31–June 2 at the Valley Forge Convention Center in Valley Forge, Pa. The theme was “Making Disciples for the Transformation of the World: Building the Church through Our Service and Witness — Developing Leaders.”
Minnesota Annual Conference
“Do you want to be made well?” Jesus asked the invalid at the pool of Beth-zatha (John 5). Bishop Sally Dyck asked it of the 760 Minnesota Annual Conference members in session on May 30-June 1, 2012, at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
‘Grandfamilies’ provide love, sanctuary
Grandparents thrown back in the parenting game face many challenges. United Methodist grandparents Mollie and John Moore share their story.
Arkansas Annual Conference
The 10th session of the Arkansas Annual Conference gathered in Fort Smith, Ark., from June 10-13, 2012. Bishop Charles Crutchfield presided over his final annual conference session before his retirement.
Memphis Annual Conference
“Extravagant Generosity" was the theme for the 2012 Memphis Annual Conference, held June 3-6 in Jackson, Tenn. Interim Bishop Benjamin R. Chamness presided.
Missouri Annual Conference
The Missouri Annual Conference session met in Springfield June 8-11.
Northern Illinois Annual Conference
United Methodists of Northern Illinois recommitted to making disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world stating, “Together We Serve - United by Love” at the 172nd annual conference.
South Carolina Annual Conference
Lifting up the life-changing, awe-inspiring power of the Risen Savior, Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor led the body in the opening service of worship for Annual Conference 2012.
Upper New York Annual Conference
The Upper New York Annual Conference held its third session from May 31 to June 2, 2012, in Syracuse, N.Y., with the theme “Planting God’s Future in Hearts and Neighbors: Called to Till.”
West Michigan Annual Conference
The 2012 West Michigan Annual Conference, hosted at Calvin College, June 6-9, took a healthy look at life and the world.
Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference
“Dreaming God-Sized Dreams” was the theme of the 2012 Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference session, held June 7-10 at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa.
Black caucus expresses concern over Bledsoe
Black Methodists for Church Renewal question the process that led to North Texas Bishop Bledsoe being asked to retire.
Global delegates mean multiple languages
A large team of interpreters helped non-English-speaking delegates maneuver through GC2012.
Obama immigration policy decision praised
Bishop Carcaño calls executive order opening door for young people ‘an extraordinary way forward for much-needed immigration reform.’
Austria Provisional Annual Conference
The members of Austria Provisional Annual Conference met May 17 - 20, 2012, under the motto “To ground heaven – our diaconal task.”
Illinois Great River Annual Conference
The Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference was held in Peoria, Ill., June 6-9, under the theme of “Risk-Taking Mission.”
Iowa Annual Conference
The Iowa Annual Conference gathered for its 169th assembly June 2-5, 2012, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.
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