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General Conference 2016: Press Releases

 
Bishop Bruce R. Ough (left) receives the gavel as incoming president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops from outgoing president Warner H. Brown, Jr. during the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore.

Dakotas-Minnesota bishop is new President of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church

Bishop Bruce Ough became president of the Council of Bishops of the 12.3 million member global United Methodist Church on May 12. Read More

United Methodists meet in Portland for worldwide conference

United Methodists from around the world will gather at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, May 10-20 for the 2016 United Methodist General Conference. Read More

General Conference Executive Committee alters Rule 44 recommendation

The Executive Committee of the Commission on the General Conference has narrowed the list of petitions that they are recommending be handled through an alternative discernment process. Read More

Attending General Conference 2016: What you need to know

The Commission on the General Conference wants delegates, staff and guests to be aware of what’s new and what to expect at 2016 General Conference. Read More

Amy Valdez-Barker presents a segment of the #CT Talks series. Video image courtesy of  the Connectional Table.

#CTTalks Launches Series on Strategic Directions for 2017-2020

The Connectional Table begins a new series of #CTTalks, highlighting work to develop strategic directions in each of the Four Areas Of Focus, the fruit of Vital Congregations. More

United Methodist Global AIDS Fund event speakers, 2016

Global AIDS Fund event will educate, inspire the church

Leaders will gather to discuss current realities regarding HIV and AIDS at “AIDS is not over! Global issues and the church,” a free event on May 9 in Portland, Oregon. Read More

GCFA and CT Affirm Proposed Budget

The board of GCFA and members of CT met to consider recommendations for the 2017-2020 general Church budget, and approved the proposed budget of $611 million. Read More

Free online course helps engage more people with General Conference

Exploring General Conference is a free online course from United Methodist Communications designed to help participants learn more about the official decision-making body of The United Methodist Church. Read More

CT Addresses General Conference Delegates About Principles and Process for Worldwide Restructuring

To help United Methodists engage conversations about restructuring the denomination, the CT has submitted two non-disciplinary petitions. Read More

General Conference media credential application now available

Nearly 900 delegates from the U.S., Africa, Europe, and the Philippines will gather in Portland, Oregon, on May 10-20 as the denomination’s top policy-making body. Read More

#CTTalks Launches January Series on Worldwide Nature - Part I

The Connectional Table is launching the newest topic in the #CTTalks online forum, a month-long series on the worldwide nature of The United Methodist Church. Read More

General Conference prayer observance

January 1 will lead off 131 days of continual prayer for the General Conference of The United Methodist Church, which meets May 10-20, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. Read More

#CTTalks Begins December Series on Vital Congregations

Continuing the conversation around key topics related to General Conference 2016, The Connectional Table begins a month-long series in December on Vital Congregations and the Four Areas of Focus. Read More

Connect with General Conference through redesigned app

Available now, the 2016 General Conference app features news, photo and social media feeds, video and audio archives, live streaming of worship and plenary, the DCA and ADCA, and petition tracking. Read More

Connectional Table launches #CTTalks in preparation for General Conference 2016

The Connectional Table is launching a series of videos to help inform church leaders and delegates leading up to the 2016 General Conference. Read More

United Methodist Communications to host 2016 Pre-General Conference Briefing, Jan. 20-22

United Methodist Communications will be hosting a time of preparation for the 2016 General Conference at the Pre-General Conference Briefing on January 20-22 in Portland, Oregon. Read More

General Conference worship team seeks volunteers

You can help shape the worship services at the 2016 General Conference. The worship design team is seeking volunteers to write liturgy. Read More

Commission on General Conference Favors Discernment Process

The Commission on the General Conference gave the go-ahead for an alternative process of discernment for dealing with legislative petitions that may benefit from discussion in small groups. Read More

General Conference Sites Chosen for 2024 and 2028

Manila, Philippines was chosen as the site for the 2024 General Conference. The Commission also voted to hold the 2028 conference in Harare, Zimbabwe. Read More

Commission on the General Conference to hold listening session in Portland

The Commission on the General Conference of The United Methodist Church has invited representatives of Good News, MFSA, Love Prevails, Reconciling Ministries, and The Confessing Movement to share in a... Read More

Volunteer Marshals and Pages Needed for General Conference

Beginning April 1, volunteers can apply online to serve as marshals or pages during The United Methodist Church’s 2016 General Conference. Read More

Volunteers needed for General Conference

Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles during the 2016 General Conference, The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly, which will meet in Portland, Oregon from May 10-20, 2016. Read More

Music or dance ensembles sought for General Conference

United Methodist choirs and worship ensemble groups from around the world may now audition online for an invitation to perform at the 2016 General Conference. Read More

2016 General Conference Logo Unveiled

The Commission on the General Conference has chosen a logo for the 2016 General Conference. Read More

General Conference 2016: Housing for General Conference

The Commission on General Conference has selected Connections Housing as the official accommodations partner for the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore. and the 2020 General Conference in Minneapolis, Minn. Read More

Minneapolis Chosen as General Conference 2020 Site

The United Methodist Church's top legislative body will meet at the eco-focused Minneapolis Convention Center. Read More

Photo courtesy of the Oregon Convention Center.

Portland to Host 2016 United Methodist General Conference

The Commission on the General Conference has announced that Portland, Ore. has been selected as the site for the 2016 General Conference. The United Methodist Church's top legislative body will meet... Read More