Florida Annual Conference

Social Concerns
The Rev. Andy Oliver. Photo courtesy of Allendale United Methodist Church.

No resolution yet in same-sex wedding complaint

Efforts to reach a resolution in the complaint against a Florida pastor who performed the ceremony in March are continuing.
Annual Conferences
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.
Global Health
Mike DuBose, UMNS

Photo Essay: 'John Wesley' sails the Amazon

Since 2001, the “John Wesley” Methodist Medical Boat has sailed the waters of the Amazon River providing faith, hope, love and health to indigenous communities living in northern Brazil. United Methodist News Service traveled with the medical team to document this vital ministry.
General Conference
Bishop Kenneth H. Carter answers questions during a press conference about the United Methodist Church's Way Forward plan to address how the denomination ministers with LGBTQ individuals at the conclusion of the church's Council of Bishops meeting in Chicago in May 2018. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Carter

The president of the Council of Bishops shares some of the questions he’s been hearing about the special called General Conference taking place in February, 2019.

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