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2012 Annual Conference Reports

2012 Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference

June 20, 2012

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... Read More

2012 Alaska Missionary Conference

May 30, 2012

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. Read More

2012 Arkansas Annual Conference

June 18, 2012

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. Read More

2012 Austria Provisional Annual Conference

June 14, 2012

The members of Austria Provisional Annual Conference met May 17 - 20, 2012, under the motto "To ground heaven our diaconal task." Read More

2012 Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference

June 20, 2012

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... Read More

2012 California-Nevada Annual Conference

June 29, 2012

"Be, See, [and] Do What Matters to God - GO!" was the theme of the 2012 California-Nevada Annual Conference Session, June 20-23. Read More

2012 California-Pacific Annual Conference

June 20, 2012

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. Read More

2012 Central Texas Annual Conference

June 29, 2012

There was something special in the air in Waco, Texas, on the evening of Sunday June 3, and it wasn't the syrupy sweetness from the local Dr Pepper bottling plant. Read More

2012 Czech Republic/Slovakia Annual Conference

May 30, 2012

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... Read More

2012 Dakotas Annual Conference

July 9, 2012

More than 500 members of the Dakotas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church gathered in Sioux Falls, S.D., on June 6-9, 2012, to "Get Up and Go!" Read More

2012 Desert Southwest Annual Conference

July 3, 2012

The Desert Southwest Annual Conference opened with “The Gathering of The Conference” on Thursday, June 21 and ran through Sunday, June 24.
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2012 Detroit Annual Conference

"Imagine a World ... Healing, Healthy, Whole" was the theme of the 2012 session, which was held May 17-20 on the campus of Adrian College in Adrian, Mich. Read More

2012 Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference

July 13, 2012

Nearly 1,000 members of The Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference met May 17-19 at the Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, Pa., with the theme, "Leadership: Making a Way for All." Read More

2012 Florida Annual Conference

June 22, 2012

The Florida Annual Conference met June 14-16 in Lakeland, Fla., with the theme, "Transforming the World by Being United in Christ." Bishop Timothy Whitaker, who is retiring, officiated. Read More

2012 Greater New Jersey Annual Conference

June 19, 2012

The Greater New Jersey Annual Conference met May 31June 2 at the Valley Forge Convention Center in Valley Forge, Pa. The theme was "Making Disciples for the Transformation of the World:... Read More

2012 Holston Annual Conference

June 21, 2012

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. Read More

2012 Hungary Provisional Annual Conference

May 14, 2012

About 55 members and guests participated in the annual meeting of Hungary Provisional Annual Conference from April 11 to 14, 2012, in Szeged, Hungary. Read More

2012 Illinois Great River Annual Conference

June 14, 2012

The Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference was held in Peoria, Ill., June 6-9, under the theme of "Risk-Taking Mission." Read More

2012 Indiana Annual Conference

June 11, 2012

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. Read More

2012 Iowa Annual Conference

June 14, 2012

The Iowa Annual Conference gathered for its 169th assembly June 2-5, 2012, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Read More

2012 Kansas East Annual Conference

June 13, 2012

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. Read More

2012 Kansas West Annual Conference

June 13, 2012

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." Read More

2012 Kentucky Annual Conference

July 9, 2012

Fellowship, worship, Bible study and celebration were the hallmarks of the 2012 Kentucky Annual Conference session, held June 11-13 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky. Bishop Lindsey Davis... Read More

2012 Louisiana Annual Conference

June 8, 2012

United Methodists from around the state gathered for the 2012 annual conference. Read More

2012 Memphis Annual Conference

June 18, 2012

"Extravagant Generosity" was the theme for the 2012 Memphis Annual Conference, held June 3-6 in Jackson, Tenn. Interim Bishop Benjamin R. Chamness presided. Read More

2012 Minnesota Annual Conference

June 19, 2012

"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... Read More

2012 Missouri Annual Conference

June 18, 2012

The Missouri Annual Conference session met in Springfield June 8-11. Read More

2012 Nebraska Annual Conference

June 13, 2012

"Revive Worship in the Reign of God" was the thematic underpinning for the Nebraska United Methodist Annual Conference Session. Read More

2012 New England Annual Conference

July 31, 2012

The New England Annual Conference met in holy conferencing at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., from Wednesday, June 6 through Saturday, June 9, 2012. Read More

2012 New Mexico Annual Conference

July 3, 2012

The New Mexico Annual Conference took time in its 137th session to honor and celebrate the service of Bishop Max Whitfield and wife, Valerie. Read More

2012 New York Annual Conference

June 22, 2012

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... Read More

2012 North Alabama Annual Conference

June 5, 2012

The 2012 North Alabama Annual Conference met May 31-June 2, 2012, on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College. Read More

2012 North Carolina Annual Conference

June 22, 2012

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. Read More

2012 North Georgia Annual Conference

June 29, 2012

Bishop B. Michael Watson presided over the 146th session of the North Georgia Conference, featuring the Rev. Eddie Fox, Director of World Methodist Evangelism, as keynote speaker. Read More

2012 Northern Illinois Annual Conference

June 18, 2012

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. Read More

2012 Northwest Texas Annual Conference

July 9, 2012

The Northwest Texas Annual Conference took time in its 103rd session to honor and celebrate the service of Bishop Max Whitfield and wife, Valerie. Read More

2012 Oklahoma Annual Conference

June 11, 2012

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,... Read More

2012 Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference

June 14, 2012

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... Read More

2012 Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference

June 20, 2012

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. Read More

2012 Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

July 9, 2012

From June 21-24, clergy, laity, and guests joyfully returned to the TRAC Center in Pasco, Wash., for the 139th session of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference. Read More

2012 Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference

July 13, 2012

The Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference was held at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, June 7-9, 2012. Bishop Peggy Johnson welcomed clergy and laity to the 228th session of the Conference. Read More

2012 Poland Annual Conference

June 14, 2012

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). Read More

2012 Red Bird Missionary Conference

May 30, 2012

Bishop Lindsey Davis presided over the 44th annual conference session of Red Bird Missionary Conference. Read More

2012 Rio Grande Annual Conference

June 26, 2012

Now in the 159th year of its origins of ministry, the Rio Grande Annual Conference met at University United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas, June 14-16. Under the theme... Read More

2012 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference

June 26, 2012

The 2012 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference met June 14-16, 2012, at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. Read More

2012 South Carolina Annual Conference

June 18, 2012

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. Read More

2012 South Georgia Annual Conference

June 8, 2012

Nearly 1,200 South Georgia United Methodist clergy and laity gathered together to conference in the Wesleyan tradition, June 3-5 in Macon Ga. Read More

2012 South Germany Annual Conference

June 20, 2012

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." Read More

2012 Southwest Texas Annual Conference

June 27, 2012

About 1,350 lay and clergy delegates met June 7-10 inside the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi for the Southwest Texas Conference's 2012 annual conference session. Read More

2012 Susquehanna Annual Conference

June 29, 2012

"Something very exciting is happening in our churches as we are understanding that the church is what happens when we take the good news of Jesus Christ into our communities... Read More

2012 Tennessee Annual Conference

July 31, 2012

For the 2012 Tennessee Annual Conference, the 45th session in its history, the theme of "Extravagant Generosity" was the culmination of a yearlong emphasis that began with the close of last... Read More

2012 Texas Annual Conference

July 11, 2012

The Texas Annual Conference met June 4-7 at the Convention Center in Galveston, Texas, under the leadership of Bishop Janice Riggle Huie. The theme was "On Earth as in Heaven." Read More

2012 Ukraine/Moldova Annual Conference

June 11, 2012

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. Read More

2012 Upper New York Annual Conference

June 18, 2012

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... Read More

2012 Virginia Annual Conference

June 26, 2012

More than 3,350 clergy and laity representatives of United Methodist churches in the Virginia Annual (Regional) Conference gathered at the Roanoke Civic Center for worship, mission projects, celebration of ministries and... Read More

2012 West Michigan Annual Conference

June 18, 2012

The 2012 West Michigan Annual Conference, hosted at Calvin College, June 6-9, took a healthy look at life and the world. Read More

2012 West Ohio Annual Conference

July 9, 2012

God's miracles were abundant at the 43rd Session of the West Ohio Annual Conference, evidenced through the breakthrough spirit, unity and faithfulness of its members. Held at Lakeside Chautauqua, June 1... Read More

2012 West Virginia Annual Conference

June 21, 2012

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... Read More

2012 Western North Carolina Annual Conference

July 2, 2012

The members of the 2012 Western North Carolina Annual Conference gathered at Lake Junaluska, June 20-24, under the theme "Lessons by the Lakeshore." Read More

2012 Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference

June 18, 2012

"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. Read More

2012 Wisconsin Annual Conference

June 11, 2012

The 2012 Wisconsin Annual Conference took place at the Chula Vista Conference Center in the Wisconsin Dells on May 31-June 3. Read More