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2010 Annual Conference Reports

2010 Alaska Missionary Conference

August 13, 2010

The Alaska United Methodist Conference held their annual meeting June 4-6, after having an all-day "Rethink Church" workshop on June 3. Read More

2010 Arkansas Annual Conference

June 15, 2010

The Arkansas Annual Conference, under the leadership of Bishop Charles N. Crutchfield, met June 6-9, 2010 in Hot Springs, Ark. The theme, "Imagine: Transforming the World Together," was woven throughout the... Read More

2010 Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference

June 22, 2010

The Baltimore-Washington Conference gathered for its 226th session June 2-4 in Baltimore under the theme "Passionate Disciples Celebrate in Worship." Read More

2010 California-Nevada Annual Conference

July 8, 2010

The emphasis was on fruitfulness when members of the California-Nevada Annual Conference gathered for their 162nd annual conference session, June 16-19, 2010.
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2010 California-Pacific Annual Conference

June 25, 2010

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 2010 California-Pacific Annual Conference. Read More

2010 Central Texas Annual Conference

June 15, 2010

Excitement and expectations were heightened at the 144th Central Texas Annual Conference in Fort Worth from the opening worship June 6 to the sending forth on June 9. Read More

2010 Desert Southwest Annual Conference

June 29, 2010

As United Methodists from around Arizona, California and Nevada gathered in Glendale, Arizona, for the 26th session of the Desert Southwest Annual Conference June 24-27, the quadrennial focus of "Extravagant... Read More

2010 Detroit Annual Conference

June 1, 2010

"Wherever the Water Flows &ellipsis; Life Flourishes, Life Abounds" was the theme of the 2010 Detroit Annual Conference session, held May 20-23 on the campus of Adrian College in Adrian, Mich. Read More

2010 East Africa Annual Conference

December 9, 2010

The eighth South German Annual Conference came together from June 9 to 13 in Esslingen and Sindelfingen, Germany, with Bishop Rosemarie Wenner presiding. Read More

2010 East Ohio Annual Conference

August 10, 2010

Members of the East Ohio Annual Conference came together in a time of confession, prayer, hope and healing. Read More

2010 Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference

June 23, 2010

With a theme of "Leading Beyond the Walls," the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference met May 20-22, 2010, at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Penn. Read More

2010 Florida Annual Conference

June 21, 2010

Nearly 1.4 billion people worldwide live on less than $1.25 a day. Nearly 2.5 million Floridians live below the federal poverty line. Changing that reality was a main focus of discussion June 10-12... Read More

2010 Greater New Jersey Annual Conference

June 17, 2010

More than 1,300 people gathered at the Valley Forge Convention Center here under the leadership of Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar for the eleventh session of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference. Read More

2010 Holston Annual Conference

June 23, 2010

The Holston Annual Conference followed up on bold decisions and giving of recent years by approving a tithe-based apportionment and collecting $154,625 in an offering for south Sudan. They also raised $61,933... Read More

2010 Illinois Great River Annual Conference

June 15, 2010

The Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference was held in Peoria, Ill., June 2-5, under the theme of Passionate Worship: Lost in Wonder, Love and Praise. Read More

2010 Indiana Annual Conference

June 15, 2010

"Practice Faith" was the theme of the second Indiana Annual Conference session held June 10-13 on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. Read More

2010 Iowa Annual Conference

July 7, 2010

"Radical Hospitality: Offering God's Love" was the theme of the 167th yearly gathering of the Iowa Annual Conference. Read More

2010 Kansas East Annual Conference

July 7, 2010

The Kansas East Annual Conference met at United Methodist related Baker University and under the leadership of Bishop Scott J. Jones. Read More

2010 Kansas West Annual Conference

June 3, 2010

The Kansas West Annual Conference met under the leadership of Bishop Scott J. Jones. The theme, "Go Light Your World," focused the intentional sharing of faith. Read More

2010 Kentucky Annual Conference

June 30, 2010

The Kentucky Annual Conference was held in Covington, Ky., on June 9-12. The theme of this year's Annual Conference was "Called by Christ, Sent to Serve." Read More

2010 Louisiana Annual Conference

June 11, 2010

The Louisiana Annual Conference, led by Bishop William W. Hutchinson, celebrated the theme "Whole World, Whole People" with a focus on the church's Global Health Initiative. Read More

2010 Memphis Annual Conference

June 11, 2010

"Tending God's Garden" was the theme for the 2010 Memphis Annual Conference held June 6-8 in Collierville, Tenn. Read More

2010 Minnesota Annual Conference

June 11, 2010

"We're people of faith! Yeah, we're odd! We're Christians! Yeah, we're odd! We're United Methodists! Yeah, we're odd!" Read More

2010 Missouri Annual Conference

June 10, 2010

"Growing Deeper" was the theme of the June 4-7 Missouri Annual Conference Session. Read More

2010 New England Annual Conference

August 13, 2010

The New England Annual Conference met in holy conferencing at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., from Thursday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19, 2010. Read More

2010 New York Annual Conference

July 12, 2010

With the question, "Are you ready?" Bishop Jeremiah J. Park opened the 211th session of the New York Annual Conference at Hofstra University Arena. Read More

2010 North Carolina Annual Conference

July 8, 2010

The theme of the North Carolina Annual Conference, which met June 10-12 in Greenville, N.C., was "A Future with Hope ... Living for Jesus." Read More

2010 North Central New York Annual Conference

June 23, 2010

The Rev. Dale E. Austin, North Central New York Annual Conference Secretary for 19 years, offered the closing motion as the conference ended its final annual conference session in preparation for... Read More

2010 North Georgia Annual Conference

June 25, 2010

The 2010 North Georgia Annual Conference, held June 16-18 in Athens, Ga., convened under the theme: "Ordinary to Extraordinary: Wake Up and See Where God is Moving." Read More

2010 North Texas Annual Conference

August 13, 2010

The North Texas Conference met June 6-8 in Wichita Falls, Texas. The conference was developed around the principle of "Risk-Taking Mission." Read More

2010 Northern Illinois Annual Conference

June 22, 2010

United Methodists of the Northern Illinois Conference took bold action to reach new people in new places by approving a second stage of new faith communities at its 2010 Annual Conference. Read More

2010 Northwest Texas Annual Conference

November 23, 2010

Sharing HIStory, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. That was the theme of the 2010 Northwest Texas Centennial Annual Conference. There was a lot to celebrate in three short days. Read More

2010 Oklahoma Annual Conference

June 14, 2010

Using Internet live streaming for the first time, the Oklahoma Annual Conference welcomed more than 4,600 virtual guests on May 30-June 2 at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church in Tulsa. Read More

2010 Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference

June 18, 2010

It was never hard for the attendees of the forty-second Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Session to remember that they were gathered under the theme "Boldly Making Disciples of Jesus Christ: Embracing... Read More

2010 Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

July 8, 2010

The Pacific Northwest Conference gathered for its 137th session from June 17-20, 2010 at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. Read More

2010 Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference

June 21, 2010

"Reach Out to Serve" was the theme of the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference, held June 10-12 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Maryland. Read More

2010 Red Bird Missionary Conference

May 12, 2010

Bishop Lindsey Davis presided over the conference with the theme, "To God be the Glory." Read More

2010 Rio Grande Annual Conference

June 24, 2010

Under the theme of "Creating and Harvesting Something New" - approximately 240 delegates received various reports on the state of the conference's vitality, initiatives, and opportunities to create a culture of... Read More

2010 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference

June 29, 2010

"Rethink Red" and "Rockies Purple" T-shirts were appearing on attendees to the Rocky Mountain Conference, as they gathered in Denver for the 2010 Annual Conference session. Read More

2010 South Georgia Annual Conference

June 15, 2010

Fellowship, worship, Bible study and celebration marked the 2010 South Georgia Annual Conference session, held June 6-9 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Ga. Read More

2010 South Germany Annual Conference

June 15, 2010

The eighth South German Annual Conference came together from June 9 to 13 in Esslingen and Sindelfingen, Germany, with Bishop Rosemarie Wenner presiding. Read More

2010 Southwest Texas Annual Conference

August 17, 2010

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... Read More

2010 Tennessee Annual Conference

July 13, 2010

The theme of the 2010 Tennessee Annual Conference was "Intentional Faith Development." Read More

2010 Troy Annual Conference

May 28, 2010

Tears, celebration surround closing of Troy Conference Read More

2010 West Michigan Annual Conference

June 9, 2010

The 42 Session of the West Michigan Conference of The United Methodist Church held its gathering on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, June 3-6. Read More

2010 West Ohio Annual Conference

August 17, 2010

Under the banner "Love in Action: Building Bridges Out of Poverty," the 41st session of the West Ohio Annual Conference was presided over by Resident Bishop Bruce R. Ough as... Read More

2010 West Virginia Annual Conference

June 17, 2010

The West Virginia Annual Conference met June 10-13 on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W.Va. Read More

2010 Western New York Annual Conference

June 22, 2010

With a closing motion presented by Western New York Annual Conference Secretary, the Rev. Dr. Gregory Crispell, on the afternoon of June 5, 2010, and a benediction by the Rev. Dr. Marcus... Read More

2010 Western North Carolina Annual Conference

June 16, 2010

Western North Carolina Conference delegates gathered at Lake Junaluska, June 11-13, for their second conference with Bishop Larry Goodpaster presiding. Read More

2010 Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference

June 22, 2010

Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton told the 1,800 members that he sees signs of hope in the Western Pa. Conference, despite significant challenges facing the denomination. Read More

2010 Wyoming Annual Conference

June 8, 2010

The 159th and final session of the Wyoming Annual Conference opened Friday, June 4 in Scranton, Pa. Bishop Susan W. Hassinger called the gathering to order under the theme, "So Great... Read More

2010 Yellowstone Annual Conference

June 17, 2010

The forty-second session of the Yellowstone Annual Conference was held June 10-13 at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Billings, Mont. Read More