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General Conference 2016: Multimedia Archives

Marie Kuch-Stanovsky presents the report recommending divestment from fossil fuel companies. Photo by Maile Bradfield, United Methodist News Service.

It’s a Wrap: United Methodist General Conference 2016

Get an overview of actions taken and see some of the most significant moments of General Conference. View

GC2016 Video: May 20 Closing Worship

Video of the May 20 Closing Worship at 2016 General Conference. View

GC2016 Video: May 20 Plenary Session 3

Video of the May 20 Plenary Session 3 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.

General Conference 2016: Live Stream Archives

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

Bishops made themselves available to pray with attendees during breaks at General Conference 2016. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Reflections on United Methodist General Conference 2016

“God's not finished with us yet.” Participants reflect on their experiences at the church’s gathering in Portland. View

GC2016 Audio: Closing message recalls General Conference experience

May 20, 2016

Delegates called to 'let your light so shine that all may give glory to God' More

GC2016 Audio: Bishop Bruce Ough preaches at closing worship

May 20, 2016

'At the end of this General Conference Jesus speaks to us - Go Therefore!' More

GC2016 Video: May 20 Plenary Session 2

Video of the May 20 Plenary Session 1 View

GC2016 Audio: Oregon Convention Center proud to have hosted General Conference

May 20, 2016

Sustainable facility provides safety, security and hospitality for delegates, staff, and guests. More

GC2016 Video: May 20 Plenary Session 1

Video of the May 20 Plenary Session 1 View

GC2016 Video: May 20 Morning Worship “Who Goes Where?”

Video of the May 20 Morning Worship at 2016 General Conference. View

GC2016 Audio: Hispanic observers offer reflections

May 20, 2016

Pastor and seminary student share their experience of the General Conference More

GC2016 Audio: ‘We are not going to leave divided’

May 20, 2016

'Go home as storytellers...because God is not finished with us yet,' says Bishop Stanovsky More

GC2016 Audio: ‘We are working hard together’

May 20, 2016

Slow start gives way 'to greater comfort with each other' says Bishop Goodpaster More

Church communicators share highlights from the May 20 session of General Conference 2016. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

GC2016 Video Wrap: May 20

Meet the local hosts of General Conference and hear more of what's it like having 3,000 United Methodist friends drop by. View

GC2016 Seminary Presentation: May 20 - Dr. Bob Williams

Dr. Bob Williams spoke at the morning briefing for seminary students on Friday May 20, during the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon. View

GC2016 Video: May 20 Morning Worship Prelude

Video of the May 20 Morning Worship Prelude at 2016 General Conference. View

GC2016 Audio: Technology and social media ‘can make us a better church in four years’

May 20, 2016

General Conference, 'a humbling experience' can be enhanced by using more technology for conversations among people of the church More

GC2016 Video: May 19 Closing Devotion

May 19 Closing Devotion at 2016 General Conference. View

GC2016 Video: May 19 Plenary Session 4

Video of the May 19 Plenary Session 4 View

GC2016 Audio: Celebrating 60 years of Women’s Ordination

May 19, 2016

Also celebrating 40th anniversary of the first clergywomen delegates to General Conference More

GC2016 Video: May 19 Plenary Session 3

Video of the May 19 Plenary Session 3 View

GC2016 Audio: Celebrating Francis Asbury

May 19, 2016

General Conference paused for a moment to remember the death of Bishop Francis Asbury who died at General Conference on this day in 1816. More

GC2016 Video: May 19 Plenary Session 2

Video of the May 19 Plenary Session 2 View

GC2016 Video: May 19 Plenary Session 1

Video of the May 19 Plenary Session 1 View

GC2016 Video: May 19 Morning Worship “Go to the Lost Sheep”

Video of the May 19 Morning Worship at 2016 General Conference. View

GC2016 Video: May 19 Morning Worship Prelude

Video of the May 19 Morning Worship Prelude at 2016 General Conference. View

GC2016 Audio: Good News leader has hopes for Bishops’ proposal

May 19, 2016

'I'm cautiously optimistic that this commission can help us' More

Digital Lounge: Dr. Olusimbo Ige shares Abundant Health plans

Dr. Olusimbo Ige shares information on the Abundant Health: Our Promise To Children campaign that launched at General Conference. View

GC2016 Seminary Presentation: May 19 - David Muwaya Paul

David Muwaya Paul spoke at the morning briefing for seminary students on Thursday May 19, during the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon. View

Digital Lounge: The Rev. Fred Day discusses the life and ministry of Francis Asbury

In recognition of the 200th anniversary of Francis Asbury’s death, the Rev. Fred Day shares the story of Asbury’s mission and ministry. View

Joselito Javien Ortiz of the Philippines bags produce at the Oregon Food Bank as part of a volunteer effort during General Conference 2016.Video image by United Methodist Communications.

GC2016: United Methodists’ Portland Day of Service

“I wanted to remind myself about why I’m United Methodist by doing good and making a difference in the world.” View

GC2016 Audio: Following the General Conference from a distance

May 19, 2016

Electronic connection to the General Conference More

Isaac Broune (left) and Skyler Nimmons share highlights from General Conference on May 19, 2016. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

GC2016 Video Wrap: May 19

Go behind-the-scenes at #GC2016 and meet some of the team offering interpretation in ten languages. View

GC2016 Video: May 18 Closing Devotion

May 18 Closing Devotion at 2016 General Conference. View

GC2016 Audio: ‘A Critical Moment for the Bishops to Speak’

May 19, 2016

'Historic request from the General Conference for leadership on this matter of impasse' More

GC2016 Audio: Missionary to Bethlehem commissioned

May 19, 2016

Michael Arteen certain 'the Lord is with me paving the way' More

GC2016 Audio: ‘Church needs compassionate hearts’

May 19, 2016

Bishop Yambasu's message - 'passion with compassion' More

GC2016 Audio: 29 Missionaries Commissioned

May 19, 2016

Thursday morning service sends missionaries forward More

GC2016 Video: May 18 Plenary Session 4

Video of the May 18 Plenary Session 4 View

GC 2016: United Methodist Speakers for Seminarians

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

GC2016 Audio: General Conference ‘growing more diverse’

May 18, 2016

Retired Bishops Hutchinson and Looney reflect on the General Conference More

Skyler Nimmons and Sheron Patterson give highlights of General Conference 2016 session on May 18. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

GC2016 Video Wrap: May 18

What are you missing if you are not at General Conference? Our video wrap-up gives you a taste of latest events. View

GC2016 Video: May 18 Plenary Session 3

Video of the May 18 Plenary Session 3 View

GC2016 Audio: Bishop Ough press conference

May 18, 2016

Q&A with the President of the Council of Bishops following the morning statement More

Digital Lounge: Jeremy Rosado celebrates Imagine No Malaria in song

Recording artist Jeremy Rosado discusses “Able,” a song debuted during the Imagine No Malaria celebration and Abundant Health launch at General Conference. View

GC2016 Audio: ‘Evil is Going, Too!’

May 18, 2016

'We must not be passive good people' More

GC2016 Seminary Presentation: May 18 - Sally Curtis AsKew

Sally Curtis AsKew spoke at the morning briefing for seminary students on Wednesday May 18, during the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon. View

GC2016 Audio: Celebrating Imagine No Malaria

May 18, 2016

'THe United Methodist Church is making a difference in health, worldwide' More

GC2016 Audio: Imagine No Malaria press conference

May 18, 2016

Imagine No Malaria celebration press conference More

GC2016 Video: May 18 Plenary Session 2

Video of the May 18 Plenary Session 2 View

GC2016 Video: May 18 Plenary Session 1

Video of the May 18 Plenary Session 1 View

GC2016 Audio: Young Peoples’ Statement of Unity

May 18, 2016

'Seek solutions that promote global unity' More

Digital Lounge: Dr. Christoph Benn discusses the Global Fund’s partnership with United Methodists

Dr. Christoph Benn shares a message of immense gratitude to the people of The United Methodist Church for their unique partnership through the Imagine No Malaria campaign. View

GC2016 Video: May 18 Morning Worship “Evil is Going, Too”

Video of the May 18 Morning Worship at 2016 General Conference. View

GC2016 Video: May 18 Morning Worship Prelude

Video of the May 18 Morning Worship Prelude at 2016 General Conference. View

GC2016 Audio: Statement from the Council of Bishops

May 18, 2016

Bishops seek 'to help the church to live in grace with one another' More

GC2016 Video: May 17 Closing Devotion

May 17 Closing Devotion at 2016 General Conference. View

GC2016 Video: May 17 Plenary Session 3

Video of the May 17 Plenary Session 3 View

GC2016 Video: May 17 Plenary Session 2

Video of the May 17 Plenary Session 2 Read More

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

General Conference 2016: Daily Video Wrapup

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

GC2016 Audio: New Hymnal to debut in 2020

May 17, 2016

New media present new opportunities for the musical collection More

GC2016 Audio: Transitions into Ministry

May 17, 2016

Transitions sent several young clergy to Portland to attend their very first General Conference. More

United Methodist communicators Charmaine Robledo and Skyler Nimmons share video highlights from General Conference on May 17, 2016. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

GC2016 Video Wrap: May 17

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

An African visitor uses his mobile phone to record protestors, their hands bound to protest the denomination's policies on human sexuality, as they demonstrate May 17 on the floor of the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore.

GC2016 Slideshow: Monday, May 17

Another protest, an address from the Council of Bishops president on unity and a plea from delegates made up the images of May 17 at General Conference 2016. View

GC2016 Video: May 17 Plenary Session 1

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GC2016 Seminary Presentation: May 17 - Adam Hamilton

The Rev. Adam Hamilton spoke at the morning briefing for seminary students on Tuesday May 17, during the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon. View

Digital Lounge: 200th Anniversary of the AME Church

The AME Church celebrates 200 years of ministry in 2016, including a rich history as champions of justice and equality. View

As The United Methodist Church gathers in Portland, Oregon for General Conference 2016, prayer is large component of the time together as it is an important aspect of our lives as people of faith. #UMCGC Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Slideshow: United Methodists Pray During GC2016

Many expressions of prayer are on display at United Methodist General Conference 2016 as bishops, delegates, and visitors converse with God. Read More

GC2016 Audio: SEJ episcopal candidates forum

May 17, 2016

'Go in the name of Jesus of Palestine rather than Jesus of Constantine' More

GC2016 Audio: Tuesday Morning sermon: ‘Go in the name of Jesus…’

May 17, 2016

'Go in the name of Jesus of Palestine rather than Jesus of Constantine' More

United Methodists Address Climate Change Concerns

Paper lanterns carry prayers for God's people who share the earth. View

GC2016 Audio: Bishop Ough presents statement from Council of Bishops

May 17, 2016

'The Bishops are here to serve the church' More

GC2016 Video: May 17 Morning Worship “Go, Despising None”

Video of the May 17 Morning Worship at 2016 General Conference. View

GC2016 Audio: Clean water rally

May 17, 2016

Clean water is a right of humanity. More

GC2016 Audio: Council of Bishops statement on Unity press conference

May 17, 2016

'My heart is broken...our hearts are broken.' More

GC2016 Video: May 17 Morning Worship Prelude

Video of the May 17 Morning Worship Prelude at 2016 General Conference. View

GC2016 Video: May 16 Closing Devotion

May 16 Closing Devotion at 2016 General Conference. View

GC2016 Video: May 16 Plenary Session 4

May 16 Plenary Session 4 at 2016 General Conference. View

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

GC2016 Video Wrap: May 16

Communicators share an overview of the church gathering, including behind-the-scenes highlights. View

GC2016 Audio: Water rights - a matter of justice and equality

May 16, 2016

UMW rally attenders hear Bishop say, "Your presence matters!" More

GC2016 Video: May 16 Plenary Session 3

May 16 Plenary Session 3 at 2016 General Conference. View

GC2016 Video: May 16 Plenary Session 2

May 16 Plenary Session 2 at 2016 General Conference. View

GC2016 Audio: UMW-150

May 16, 2016

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of United Methodist Women More

GC2016 Seminary Presentation: May 16 - Bishops Brown and Ough

Bishops Brown and Ough presentation to seminary students at General Conference 2016 View

Digital Lounge: John Street Church celebrates 250 years of ministry

From before the American Revolution to today, John Street Church has been ministering and offering healing to the people of New York City. View

GC2016 Audio: Four Areas of Focus press briefing

May 16, 2016

Press briefing following the Four Areas of Focus presentation to the 2016 General Conference. More

GC2016 Audio: Choosing General Conference over graduation ceremony

May 16, 2016

Andrew Woods skips Duke Divinity graduation ceremony to be at the 2016 General Conference More

GC2016 Audio: Something is communicated through the interpretations

May 16, 2016

Cote d'Ivoire delegate turns to the Holy Spirit when challenges arise More

GC2016 Audio: Four Areas of Focus

May 16, 2016

Focus for the current journey More

GC2016 Audio: Monday morning worship

May 16, 2016

Service includes consecration of deaconesses and home missioners More

GC2016 Video: May 16 Plenary Session 1

May 16 Plenary Session 1 at 2016 General Conference. View

GC2016 Audio: The Women’s Bible

May 16, 2016

'This is not your Mother’s pink Bible' More

Digital Lounge: Commissioning of Home Missioners and Deaconesses

John Jessup Peterson and more than thirty other individuals will be consecrated as a home missioner or deaconess during General Conference. View

Digital Lounge: Tara Barnes discusses United Methodist Women Day

May 16 is United Methodist Women Day - a time of celebration for the organization’s 150th anniversary in 2019. View

GC2016 Video: May 16 Morning Worship “As You Go, Call All”

Video of the May 16 Morning Worship at 2016 General Conference. View

GC2016 Audio: Deacon experiences worldwide church

May 15, 2016

‘We’ve been really respectful of each other’s opinions’ More

GC2016 Audio: Exhibits are a collaborative effort

May 15, 2016

‘There’s a spirit of one even across our individual displays’ More

GC2016 Audio: Young People’s Address

May 15, 2016

‘We’re engaged in Christ’s journey with energy and love’ More