Annual Conferences

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Clockwise from top left: Bishop Samuel J. Quire Jr., 2018 Liberia Annual Conference, photo by E Julu Swen; worship team at 2015 California-Nevada Annual Conference, photo by Koua Vang; chalices and bread at 2015 Dakotas Annual Conference, photo courtesy of the conference; Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, 2015 Germany South Annual Conference, photo by Klaus Ulrich Ruof; attendees of 2017 Kentucky Annual Conference, photo by Kathleen Barry.

Church future focus of annual conferences

Ministry with LGBTQ people could be the No. 1 topic at United Methodist annual conferences, judging from resolutions filed about this issue.
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While some plan to withhold church giving, the Desert Southwest Conference asks its churches to continue funding ministry at the conference and global level. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Conference urges apportionment support

While some plan to withhold church giving, the Desert Southwest Conference asks its churches to continue funding ministry at the conference and global level.
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A banner with a message of inclusion and a rainbow flag fly outside Saint Mark United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Resistance continues to passage of the Traditional Plan at last month’s special called General Conference in St. Louis. Photo courtesy of Saint Mark United Methodist Church.

Resistance to GC2019 spreads

United Methodists unhappy about passage of Traditional Plan find various ways to apologize to the LGBTQ community— and to protest.

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