Annual Conferences

General Church
Agencies are looking at what planned cuts to apportionments will mean for their work, their staff and the people they serve. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Deciding what budget cuts mean for ministry

United Methodist general agencies are looking at how they can tighten their belts as they face plans to cut the general church budget by more than 20 percent.
General Church
Bishop Minerva Carcaño asks a question during the board meeting of the General Council on Finance and Administration held at Providence United Methodist Church in Mount Juliet, Tenn. on Nov. 16, 2018. Pictured (from left) are Kenneth Ow, Carcaño, and the Rev. Anthony Tang. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Finance board moves ahead with budget cuts

Despite a request from some church leaders to reconsider, the denomination is still looking at sizable cuts to its 2021-2024 general church budget.
Mission and Ministry
Babangida Ibrahim laminates a document at the Northern Nigeria Conference’s computer training center in Gombe, Nigeria. The center has a new solar energy system that is helping the conference and its students save money. Photo by Daniel Garba.

Solar power a game changer for Nigeria computer center

Northern Nigeria Conference decreases tuition fees and increases profits with the installation of solar energy project.
General Conference
Alabama-West Florida Bishop David Graves answered questions in the packed sanctuary at First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Ala. The gathering was one of many held in churches around the globe to hear the three main legislative options that emerged for special General Conference 2019. Photo by Luke Lucas, AWF Communications Specialist.

Big crowds for meetings on denomination’s future

United Methodists coming with questions and opinions to conference gatherings before special General Conference to address divisions over homosexuality.

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