My dad: A kind, gentle man of steel
Nettles Talbert taught son to “acknowledge the humanity in the other person.”
Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference
The smell of cedar for the blessing of a brand new tabernacle, its dedication and the smudging of those in attendance beginning with the bishop of the Oklahoma Area, Bishop Robert Hayes Jr., set the tone for the 170th Session of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference annual conference.
Poland Annual Conference
About 50 members of Poland Annual Conference gathered from May 31 to June 3, 2012, in the rooms of the former theological seminary in Klarysew (near Warsaw).
What I like about Father’s Day
The Rev. D.J. Rosario reflects on the ways celebrating fatherhood can be a good exercise for people of all types.
Race commission addresses Bledsoe case
The agency that monitors United Methodist racial matters expresses concern about the situation involving Bishop Bledsoe.
Celebrating my father, exorcising a demon
We need to examine our fathers to understand the challenges of their lives, says retired pastor, now a father and grandfather.
Kansas East Annual Conference
Kansas East Annual Conference met June 6-9 at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan., under the leadership of Bishop Scott J. Jones.
Kansas West Annual Conference
Kansas West Annual Conference met May 23-25 in Hutchinson, Kan., under the leadership of Bishop Scott J. Jones. The theme was “Vital Congregations: Dynamic Worship.”
Nebraska Annual Conference
“Revive – Worship in the Reign of God” was the thematic underpinning for the Nebraska United Methodist Annual Conference Session.
New wrinkle in appointment security
The United Methodist connection has been abuzz about a letter calling into question whether General Conference really ended clergy job guarantees.
Indiana Annual Conference
The fourth session of the Indiana Annual Conference met June 7-9 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. The theme was “Making ROOM” based on Acts 2:46-47.
Oklahoma Annual Conference
Jesus set the example for servanthood. Under the theme “Celebrate the Plan,” laity and clergy rejoiced in living for Christ by serving in several ways during the 2012 Oklahoma Annual Conference, held May 27-30 and hosted by Boston Avenue United Methodist Church in Tulsa.
Ukraine/Moldova Annual Conference
The Ukraine/Moldova Annual Conference concluded meetings June 1-3 with a large gathering of United Methodists worshiping together to celebrate Pentecost (eastern calendar) in five different languages.
Wisconsin Annual Conference
The 2012 Wisconsin Annual Conference took place at the Chula Vista Conference Center in the Wisconsin Dells on May 31-June 3.
Burundi/East Africa Annual Conference
Delegates reacted with jubilation upon receiving the news of the restoration of Burundi as an annual (regional) conference, May 29.
Louisiana Annual Conference
United Methodists from around the state gathered for the 2012 annual conference.
South Georgia Annual Conference
Nearly 1,200 South Georgia United Methodist clergy and laity gathered together to conference in the Wesleyan tradition, June 3-5 in Macon Ga.
Bishop’s retirement fight takes new turn
Episcopacy panel chairperson says committee encouraged Bledsoe to retire early based on evaluation, conversations with North Texas leaders.
Bishop’s retirement reversal sets new path
Vow of North Texas’ Bledsoe takes conference and church into waters uncharted as episcopal elections loom.
Cal Turner Family Center planned at Meharry
A $3 million donation to Meharry Medical College will be used to construct a family center for use by the public as well as students.
Conferences voice support for gays
United Methodists are meeting in annual conferences this summer to decide policy and budgets for their regions.
North Alabama Annual Conference
The 2012 North Alabama Annual Conference met May 31-June 2, 2012, on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College.
Bishop calls for end to Chicago violence
U.S. gun deaths are on the rise. Jung asks for “violence interrupters” to mediate disputes and for churches to “pray and act to stop the shooting.”
Religious liberty, the church and the pill
United Methodists differ on whether the contraception-coverage mandate violates the free exercise of religion.
Bishop Earl Bledsoe stepping down
North Texas bishop announced in a videotaped message that he will retire effective Aug. 31, after serving only one term.
CBS highlights interfaith AIDS action
“HIV & AIDS: Awareness & Compassion” will be broadcast June 17 and features The United Methodist Church’s work on AIDS prevention.
Alaska Missionary Conference
The 2012 Alaska United Methodist Annual Conference committed themselves to a restructure, designed to be more nimble, cost effective, and missional in our great state.
Battle against addiction moves to classroom
A United Methodist university program will combat one of “nation’s most widespread and destructive problems.”
Czech Republic/Slovakia Annual Conference
When Czechoslovakia split into two countries in 1993, the annual conference of The United Methodist Church did not separate. Of course, it was necessary to undergo some structural adaptations; however, the annual conference is still organized as one structural body with two districts. This year its meeting took place for the first time in the most eastern part of Slovakia, where several churches are located close to the Ukrainian border.
Red Bird Missionary Conference
Bishop Lindsey Davis presided over the 44th annual conference session of Red Bird Missionary Conference.
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