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2013 Annual Conference Reports

2013 North Katanga Annual Conference

August 26, 2013

The North Katanga Annual Conference convened its 43rd session attended by clergy and lay people in Kamina from Aug. 18 to 22. Read More

2013 Mississippi Annual Conference

August 13, 2013

The Opening Service of Worship for the 2013 Mississippi Annual Conference was fittingly a Service of Holy Communion this year, as Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. declared this being the "best... Read More

2013 Southwest Texas Annual Conference

August 12, 2013

Officiating bishop: Bishop Jim Dorff Read More

2013 New Mexico Annual Conference

July 30, 2013

The New Mexico Annual Conference took place May 29 June 1 in Clovis, N.M. Read More

2013 South Carolina Annual Conference

July 30, 2013

The South Carolina Annual Conference met June 9-12 at the Florence Civic Center, Florence, South Carolina. Read More

2013 Tennessee Annual Conference

July 22, 2013

There were many firsts for the 46th session of the Tennessee Annual Conference, themed "Expecting Greater Things (2013 - Being Disciples)," which took place once again at Brentwood (Tenn.) United Methodist... Read More

2013 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference

July 22, 2013

The 45th session of the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference took place at the Denver Marriott Tech Center in Denver, Colo., June 13-16. Read More

2013 Susquehanna Annual Conference

July 22, 2013

United Methodists from 920 churches in central and northeastern Pennsylvania met for the fourth time as the Susquehanna Annual Conference. Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., was the setting on June 13-15,... Read More

2013 Central Texas Annual Conference

July 22, 2013

If at first blush you find the themes of "Embracing Change/New Ways of Thinking" and "Getting Back to Basics" to be in conflict, if not diametrically opposed with each... Read More

2013 Western North Carolina Annual Conference

July 22, 2013

The members of the 2013 Western North Carolina Annual Conference gathered at Lake Junaluska, June 19-23. Read More

2013 New England Annual Conference

July 12, 2013

The New England Annual Conference met in holy conferencing at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., from Wednesday, June 12 through Saturday, June 15, 2013. Read More

2013 South Georgia Annual Conference

July 10, 2013

he 2013 South Georgia Annual Conference session was one of mission and minimizing. Read More

2013 Switzerland-France-North Africa Annual Conference

July 10, 2013

The Annual Conference Switzerland-France-North Africa met June 6 to 9 in Berne, the capital of Switzerland. Read More

2013 Desert Southwest Annual Conference

July 10, 2013

The 29th session of the Desert Southwest Annual Conference gathering took place at the Glendale Renaissance Hotel and Spa in Glendale, Ariz., June 27-30 in the Media Center which was... Read More

2013 West Michigan Annual Conference

July 8, 2013

The West Michigan Annual Conference met at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI from May 29-June 1. The focus - Disciples Made in Michigan: Inspire - was tangible in the very... Read More

2013 Greater New Jersey Annual Conference

July 5, 2013

The Greater New Jersey Annual Conference session was held May 30-June 1 in Wildwood, N.J. Read More

2013 Florida Annual Conference

July 3, 2013

More than 2,200 people participated in at least one event at Annual Conference 2013, making up a crowd that's believed to be a significant increase over last year's event. Read More

2013 East Ohio Annual Conference

July 3, 2013

Bishop John L. Hopkins led the East Ohio Annual Conference on June 17-20 at Lakeside Chautauqua in Marblehead, Ohio. Read More

2013 Rio Grande Annual Conference

July 3, 2013

In the 160th year of its origins of ministry, the Rio Grande Annual Conference met at University United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas, June 13-15. Read More

2013 Upper New York Annual Conference

July 3, 2013

The Upper New York Annual Conference gathered for its Fourth Session from May 30 to June 1, 2013 at the OnCenter in Syracuse. Read More

2013 West Ohio Annual Conference

July 3, 2013

With much to celebrate, our 44th session opened on June 9 as the first West Ohio Annual Conference to be led by Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, new resident bishop of the... Read More

2013 Memphis Annual Conference

July 3, 2013

United Methodists from throughout West Tennessee and Western Kentucky gathered June 2-5 in Collierville, Tenn., for worship, holy conferencing and decision-making. Read More

2013 Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference

June 26, 2013

The action, commitment and impact of being a disciple was evident at the 45th session of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. Read More

2013 California-Nevada Annual Conference

June 26, 2013

Addressing more than 1,000 attendees, San Francisco Episcopal Area Bishop Warner H. Brown Jr. challenged the 165th session of the California-Nevada Annual Conference from Luke 10, the story of the Good Samaritan. Read More

2013 New York Annual Conference

June 25, 2013

If the 214th gathering of the New York Annual Conference needed a signature tune, the words to the spiritual would work: "Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, and the walls... Read More

2013 Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference

June 25, 2013

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

2013 Kentucky Annual Conference

June 24, 2013

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." Read More

2013 Northern Illinois Annual Conference

June 24, 2013

The Mister Roger's Neighborhood television theme song, "Won't you be my Neighbor," opened the 174th session of the Northern Illinois Annual Conference. Read More

2013 Iowa Annual Conference

June 24, 2013

The 2013 session of the Iowa Annual Conference convened under the banner of "Imagine a Healthy Church/Imagine a Healthy World," June 8-10, at the Iowa Events Center, Des Moines. Read More

2013 Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference

June 24, 2013

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... Read More

2013 Virginia Annual Conference

June 24, 2013

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... Read More

2013 Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference

June 24, 2013

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... Read More

2013 Missouri Annual Conference

June 24, 2013

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. Read More

2013 Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

June 24, 2013

The 140th session of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference took place at the Wenatchee Convention Center in Wenatchee, Wash., on June 14-16, 2013. Read More

2013 Wisconsin Annual Conference

June 24, 2013

The 2013 Wisconsin Annual Conference took place at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton June 79. Read More

2013 North Texas Annual Conference

June 24, 2013

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. Read More

2013 Holston Annual Conference

June 20, 2013

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. Read More

2013 North Carolina Annual Conference

June 20, 2013

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... Read More

2013 California-Pacific Annual Conference

June 20, 2013

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. Read More

2013 North Georgia Annual Conference

June 20, 2013

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... Read More