Kentucky Annual Conference
The Kentucky Annual Conference met June 10 -12, in Covington, Ky., at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Theme for the 2013 conference was "Reach the World, Thriving Faith Communities."
Missouri Annual Conference
Missouri Bishop Robert Schnase began his Monday morning learning time at Annual Conference session by characterizing this era as a time of astounding flux, fluidity and recalibration.
North Texas Annual Conference
The 2013 annual conference of the North Texas Conference was interactive and productive. The meeting’s move from a local civic center to a local church was well received by the 1,500 voters.
Northern Illinois Annual Conference
The Mister Roger’s Neighborhood television theme song, “Won’t you be my Neighbor,” opened the 174th session of the Northern Illinois Annual Conference.
Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference
The theme for the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference’s 171st Annual Conference was “No New Faces – No More Church” referencing the lack of a large presence of young folks in our churches and the need for us to look at ministry and church differently in order to grow.
Pacific Northwest Annual Conference
The 140th session of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference took place at the Wenatchee Convention Center in Wenatchee, Wash., on June 14-16, 2013.
Virginia Annual Conference
Bishop Young Jin Cho presided over his very first annual conference session, with the theme “Lord, Teach Us to Pray,” where more than 3,000 United Methodists gathered at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton for the 231st meeting of the Virginia Annual Conference.
Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference
Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference members were blessed by dynamic preaching, insightful creative presentations on disciple-making and the joyful participation of church leaders from Zimbabwe during its 2013 session at Grove City College.
Wisconsin Annual Conference
The 2013 Wisconsin Annual Conference took place at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton June 7–9.
Alternative breaks focus on service
United Methodist-related Cornell College makes vacations count as students gain experience and a global perspective.
California-Pacific Annual Conference
The theme of the 29thsession of the California-Pacific Annual Conference was woven throughout the meeting with children, youth, clergy and lay persons leading in worship.
Holston Annual Conference
Church leaders representing 899 churches roared in celebration June 11 upon receiving the news that a $1 million goal for Imagine No Malaria had not only been met, but exceeded.
North Carolina Annual Conference
Using a quadrennial theme of “Strength to Strength” and an emphasis on growing for the 2013 conference, Raleigh Episcopal Area Bishop Hope Morgan Ward invited Bishop Larry Goodpaster of the Western North Carolina Conference to join her in a discussion of ministries both conferences share and ways of expanding joint ministries of the two conferences.
North Georgia Annual Conference
Bishop B. Michael Watson called to order the 147th North Georgia Annual Conference session under the theme “Bridges to Mission,” marking his fifth year of service in the North Georgia Episcopal Area.
Using technology to fight malaria
Pierre Omadjela, Director of Communications and Development for the Central Congo Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, won third place in the inaugural Visual Networking Index Service Awards Program for his storytelling about the power of technology to connect people and lives.
Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference
The Illinois Great Rivers 2013 Annual Conference session completed a five-year journey through the five practices of fruitful congregations.
Nebraska Annual Conference
Theme: “Leaving Emmaus – With Burning Hearts”
Poland Annual Conference
Unity was preserved and will be carried on.
South Germany Annual Conference
The 11th South Germany Annual Conference gathered June 12-16 in Oberursel und Karlsruhe with Germany Episcopal Area Bishop Rosemarie Wenner presiding.
Arkansas Annual Conference
The Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock served as the site of the 11th session of the Arkansas Annual Conference, held June 9-12, 2013.
Oklahoma Annual Conference
Delegates prepared to give themselves in mission during the 2013 Oklahoma Annual Conference. Amid seeking to bless others, they received an extravagance of blessings.
Alaska Missionary Conference
The Alaska Missionary Conference met May 31–June 1, 2013 at St. John United Methodist Church, Anchorage, Alaska.
Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference
More than 1,700 United Methodists from 637 area churches in the Baltimore-Washington Conference gathered May 29-31 to sow seeds of worship, learning, mission, stewardship and holy conferencing in their continuing efforts to grow disciples for the transformation of the world.
Czech Republic/Slovakia Annual Conference
The Czech and Slovak Republics Annual Conference met from May 31 to June 2, 2013, in Prague. Several times the 60 participants broached the “Characters of a Methodist.”
Dakotas Annual Conference
Bishop Bruce R. Ough, Dakotas-Minnesota Area, called for more than 600 Dakotas Annual Conference members and visitors to listen and feel the “whoosh” of the Pentecostal spirit.
Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference
Nearly 1,000 annual conference attendees opened with celebrations of church and ministry outreach efforts on each of the six districts.
Indiana Annual Conference
The Indiana Annual (regional) Conference theme, “Transforming the World: Be a World Changer,” was based on Romans 12:1-2 from The Message. Bishop Michael J. Coyner presided over his ninth conference in Indiana.
Kansas East Annual Conference
The Kansas East Annual Conference met May 30 – June 1 for its final regular session at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection under the leadership of Bishop Scott J. Jones.
Kansas West Annual Conference
The Kansas West Annual Conference met May 22-24 for its final regular session under the leadership of Bishop Scott J. Jones. The theme was “Moving Forward/Looking Back.”
Ukraine/Moldova Annual Conference
The 2013 Ukraine/Moldova Annual Conference declared the theme “FaithHopeLove” in a small village near Uzhgorod, Ukraine from May 31-June 2.
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