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General Conference 2016: A Place for Prayer

Room invites General Conference delegates to take quiet time for prayer. View

General Conference 2016: Multimedia


Experience the sights and sounds of General Conference 2016, May 10-20 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar preaches on May 14 at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, United Methodist News Service.

Worship Services

General Conference features some of the church's strongest preachers. Watch archived worship services from Portland. View

Barbara Boigegrain, top executive of the United Methodist Board of Pensions and Health Benefits, provides information on the board's fossil fuel investments to delegates at the May 20 plenary session of the denomination's 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Maile Bradfield, UMNS.

Live Stream Archives

On-demand and downloadable versions of the daily General Conference plenary sessions, worship, and addresses. View

Four bishops, surrounded by deacons, celebrate the Great Thanksgiving at the opening communion worship at the United Methodist 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Maile Bradfield, UMNS.

General Conference Photos

Experience General Conference through the eyes of our award-winning team of photographers. View

Church communicators give a backstage report about General Conference 2016 in Portland, OR. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Daily Video Wrapup

Communicators take us behind-the-scenes and share some of the most significant moments of General Conference. View

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Digital Lounge

United Methodist leaders and newsmakers pull up a chair for a casual conversation about what's going on behind the scenes of General Conference. View

Patricia Ohomon edits audio in the newsroom of The United Methodist Church's Voice of Hope radio station in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Audio Stories

Listen to stories about General Conference through the voices of the participants. More

Behind the Scenes

Video series introduces members of the Committee on General Conference tasked with planning and carrying out the largest gathering of the global church. View

Seminary Presentations

Early each day at General Conference in Portland, Oregon, Candler School of Theology at Emory University hosts speakers and invites seminarians onsite and also online to listen and learn. View