Annual Conferences

General Church
With some congregations considering leaving The United Methodist Church or just wondering about its future, Ask The UMC offers a series of questions and answers to help clear up some common misperceptions or misinformation around disaffiliation. Graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Is The United Methodist Church really... ? Part 8

In Part 8 of its series, the Ask The UMC team tackles more inquiries related to Paragraph 2553, including what happens when the paragraph expires at the end of the year.
Annual Conferences
Conference members ratified disaffiliation agreements and prayed over departing churches during the 2022 North Georgia Annual Conference that took place June 2-4. In an email sent out Dec. 28, 2022, North Georgia Conference leaders announced they were pausing for now approving anymore disaffiliations. File photo courtesy of the North Georgia Conference.

North Georgia hits pause on disaffiliations

The largest United Methodist conference in the U.S. announced it is blocking church exits as a result of “the misleading, defamatory, and false statements and materials shared with local church members.”
Disaster Relief
The Rev. Yolanda Williams helps load donated supplies at her church, Glenwood United Parish, which was a drop-off location for other congregations. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Conference.

Supplies going to Haiti, Ukraine

Nearly 11,000 pounds of supplies were collected by 23 United Methodist churches with supplies going to UMCOR which will distribute them in Haiti, Ukraine and to parts of the U.S. to assist with Hurricane Ian relief.
Annual Conferences
A collection of Christmas cards will share holiday cheer with inmates. Photo courtesy of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

Conference sends 10,000 Christmas cards to prisoners

Nearly 7,000 Christmas cards were sent to prisoners in 12 correctional facilities through the efforts of the Prison Ministries and Restorative Justice Team in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

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