Annual Conferences

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.
Social Concerns
Clergywomen receive leadership training from the Rev. Joseph Bituka during the Kivu Annual Conference in June. Photo by Judith Osongo Yanga, UMNS.

Helping trauma survivors heal in the Congo

Clergywomen learn strategies for leading, evangelizing and counseling faithful in conflict settings.
Central Conferences
Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda (right), with wife Marie Claire Unda, speaks during the 2018 East Congo Annual Conference in Kindu. Bishop Unda launched an initiative to rebuild United Methodist buildings in the Eastern Congo Episcopal Area after civil wars there destroyed many churches and other structures. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UMNS.

Faithful help rebuild Eastern Congo Episcopal Area

Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda’s $1-per-member-per-month initiative focuses on the infrastructure of the church.

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