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The United Methodist Church is a worldwide connection of more than 12 million members in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States.

Through this local, regional, and worldwide connection, church leaders and members join together in mission and ministry, accomplishing far more together than any one person could alone.

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Minneapolis is scheduled to host the next General Conference on Aug. 29-Sept. 7, 2021. United Methodists in the Minnesota and Dakotas conferences have been making plans to host General Conference in Minneapolis since 2013. Photo by Krivit Photography, courtesy of Meet Minneapolis.
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General Church

What did the 2020 General Conference decide?

The General Conference of The United Methodist Church did not meet in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic caused it to be rescheduled to late summer 2021.

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Imagen de un jinete de circuito, cortesía de la Comisión General de Archivos e Historia de La Iglesia Metodista Unida, Universidad Drew.
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Why do United Methodist pastors change churches?

The United Methodist Church's unique system of deploying clergy has its roots in the earliest days of Methodism.

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