General Conference 2016

The Global Church Gathers
 

The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body met at the Oregon Convention Center, the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, from May 10-20, 2016. Follow the conversation at #umcgc.org. Stories are also available in multiple languages.

General Conference, the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church, convenes once every four years.The conference can revise church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for churchwide programs.

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Parishioners of the Border Church in Tijuana, Mexico, lift their arms skyward beneath the  fence that marks the border with the U.S. The Methodist Church of Mexico and The United Methodist Church in the U.S. share communion each Sunday across the fence.

Ministry with Migrants

Our biblical understanding of radical hospitality is rooted in a belief in God’s abundant love and provision. Find out how the church is responding to the challenges of global migration.

Daily Digest - December 5, 2019

Summit leads to heart of border woes; Trustees pause work on disaffiliation process; Fostering Native friendships
Immigration
Jesús, a migrant from Michoacán state in Western Mexico, tries to shield his 1-year-old daughter, Kataleya, from a cold drizzle falling at the tent encampment where they are living at the foot of the Paso del Norte Bridge in Juárez, Mexico. Michoacán is among five states in Mexico given the highest-risk “do not travel” warning by the U.S. State Department.

Summit leads United Methodists to heart of border woes

The United Methodist Immigration Task Force traveled to El Paso, Las Cruces, and Juárez to see effects of immigration policy that is keeping migrants stuck in Mexico.