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General Conference: The Global Church Worships


The Rev. Laura Jaquith Bartlett enjoys creating memorable and meaningful worship experiences. Bartlett is a lifelong United Methodist with degrees in sacred music and liturgy. As Worship and Music Director for General Conference in 2016, she looks forward to designing worship that unites a global church.

Bartlett works with the Commission on General Conference. Her profile is part of a series of "Behind-the-Scene" looks at the United Methodists tasked with planning General Conference. Find those and other information about General Conference 2016. 

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Portland in 2016 will be Laura’s fourth General Conference. Bartlett recalls that, “The last time General Conference was in Portland (1976) I was an actor, singer, and instrumentalist with the choir that presented a musical event called 'Freedom Now' for the Area Evening. The choir was directed by my dad!  In those days the host area would typically present some kind of entertainment put together by local United Methodists.”

This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, TN.

Media contact is Fran Walsh615-742-5458.

This video was first posted on January 14, 2016.