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2013 Annual Conference Reports

2013 Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference

June 7, 2013

Bishop Paul L. Leeland, presiding over his fifth annual conference session since becoming the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference resident bishop, welcomed clergy and lay members... Read More

2013 Alaska Missionary Conference

June 17, 2013

The Alaska Missionary Conference met May 31June 1, 2013 at St. John United Methodist Church, Anchorage, Alaska. Read More

2013 Arkansas Annual Conference

June 18, 2013

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. Read More

2013 Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference

June 17, 2013

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... Read More

2013 Bulgaria-Romania Provisional Annual Conference

May 10, 2013

About 50 people participated in the 2013 session of the Bulgaria-Romania Provisional 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... 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 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... Read More

2013 Czech Republic/Slovakia Annual Conference

June 17, 2013

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." Read More

2013 Dakotas Annual Conference

June 17, 2013

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... 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... Read More

2013 Detroit Annual Conference

May 24, 2013

Beginning a quadrennial theme of "Disciples: Made in Michigan," the 2013 session of the Detroit Annual Conference focused on leadership as it met from May 16-19... 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 Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference

June 17, 2013

Nearly 1,000 annual conference attendees opened with celebrations of church and ministry outreach efforts on each of the six districts. 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... 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 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,... Read More

2013 Hungary Annual Conference

May 10, 2013

"Younger, more educated and more caring" - this could be the headline on the Hungarian Methodists after the 2011 census. Read More

2013 Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference

June 19, 2013

The Illinois Great Rivers 2013 Annual Conference session completed a five-year journey through the five practices of fruitful congregations. Read More

2013 Indiana Annual Conference

June 17, 2013

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... 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... Read More

2013 Kansas East Annual Conference

June 17, 2013

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... Read More

2013 Kansas West Annual Conference

June 17, 2013

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... 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... Read More

2013 Louisiana Annual Conference

June 7, 2013

Addressing more than 1,000 attendees, Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey delivered her first Episcopal Address on Monday morning, focusing on newly adopted core values for the Louisiana... 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 Minnesota Annual Conference

June 7, 2013

Are we ready for something special in Minnesota? Are we ready to become bold Spirit-leaders? That is what Bishop Bruce R. Ough asked of the 715... 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.... 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... Read More

2013 Nebraska Annual Conference

June 19, 2013

Theme: "Leaving Emmaus With Burning Hearts" 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 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 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... Read More

2013 North Alabama Annual Conference

June 7, 2013

The conference opened with the singing of "And Are We Yet Alive," led by guest worship leader John Elliott. The chair of the Episcopacy Committee,... 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... 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... Read More

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 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... 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 Northwest Texas Annual Conference

June 7, 2013

Bishop Paul L. Leeland, presiding over his fifth annual conference session since becoming the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference resident bishop, welcomed clergy and lay members... Read More

2013 Oklahoma Annual Conference

June 18, 2013

Delegates prepared to give themselves in mission during the 2013 Oklahoma Annual Conference. Amid seeking to bless others, they received an extravagance of blessings. 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... 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 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 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... Read More

2013 Poland Annual Conference

June 19, 2013

Unity was preserved and will be carried on. Read More

2013 Red Bird Missionary Conference

May 24, 2013

The Red Bird Missionary Conference held its Annual Conference gathering May 17-18, 2013, at Booneville (Ky.) United Methodist Church. 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 1... 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 Serbia/Macedonia Annual Conference

February 27, 2013

The annual conference meeting had been postponed from autumn 2012 to February 2013. It was a stopover in the midst of many changes regarding the community of... 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 South Georgia Annual Conference

July 10, 2013

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

2013 South Germany Annual Conference

June 19, 2013

The 11th South Germany Annual Conference gathered June 12-16 in Oberursel und Karlsruhe with Germany Episcopal Area Bishop Rosemarie Wenner presiding. Read More

2013 Southwest Texas Annual Conference

August 12, 2013

Officiating bishop: Bishop Jim Dorff 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... 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 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... Read More

2013 Ukraine/Moldova Annual Conference

June 17, 2013

The 2013 Ukraine/Moldova Annual Conference declared the theme "FaithHopeLove" in a small village near Uzhgorod, Ukraine from May 31-June 2. 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 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... 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 -... 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,... Read More

2013 West Virginia Annual Conference

June 17, 2013

The 45th session of the West Virginia Annual Conference was the first led by resident and presiding bishop, Sandra Steiner Ball. 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 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... 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