Annual Conference Reports

Annual Conferences
United Methodist News posts reports from annual conferences around the connection. World graphic by Josy Dom Alexis; image for Annual Conference Reports, United Methodist News, 2021.

2021 United Methodist annual conference reports

UM News posts the official summaries filed by annual conferences from around the connection. Find the latest reports on our archive page.
General Church
Themes for United Methodist annual conferences in 2021 include (clockwise, from top) “A Continuing Journey of Faith (conferences in the Manila Episcopal Area), “It’s Time to Get Up” (Sierra Leone), “Story” (Louisiana), “Building Bridges” (Western Virginia), and “Connected in Christ” (Iowa). Graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Annual conferences plan online, hybrid events

Some annual conferences will do a portion of their 2021 meetings in person as the coronavirus threat subsides. Resolutions on issues including sexuality and race will be considered.
Annual Conferences

2020 annual conference meeting list

United Methodist Communications has compiled a list of 2020 annual conference postponements and plans. The list is incomplete and additions will be made as further details are finalized.
Annual Conferences
United Methodists have always been creative when it comes to meetings but how annual conferences conduct their yearly sessions in 2020 may prove particularly challenging. Photos clockwise starting top left: Kansas East now Great Plains Conference 2013, Britt Bradley; Louisiana Conference 2015, Betty Backstrom; Nebraska now Great Plains Conference 2015; Kenya-Ethiopia Conference 2019, Gad Maiga; Western Pennsylvania Conference 2013; Greater New Jersey special conference 2019, courtesy Corbin Payne; Virginia Annual Conference 2015, Fran Walsh; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Plans vary to get annual conference business done

Some annual conferences are going virtual. Others are determined to meet in person, and some are doing a bit of both.

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