The 2016 General Conference of the United Methodist Church will be held on May 10-20, 2016 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. The General Conference is the top legislative body of The United Methodist Church and meets once every four years to review and revise the doctrines and policies of the denomination. The United Methodist Reporter will be in Portland and this page is the source for all news and commentary related to 2016 General Conference.

Northaven UMC takes historic vote to celebrate same-sex weddings

by Christy Thomas “I cried in church today. I cried because something deep within me felt like my church is ...
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Methodists Nominate 3 Openly Gay Candidates for Bishop

By Emily McFarlan Miller At its quadrennial meeting last month, the United Methodist Church decided not to take up contentious ...
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How Did We Get Here?

by Jeff Greenway “This is what the Lord says: ‘STAND at the crossroads and LOOK; ASK for the ancient paths, ...
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Three Ways how Oregon-Idaho Responded to General Conference

by Rev. Jeremy Smith Three legislative items passed the Oregon-Idaho Conference of The United Methodist Church at their annual meeting ...
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Recently Read: Bid to Divest from All Oil and Gas Companies Fails

By Walter Fenton- A somewhat overlooked, but important message from the 2016 General Conference was the delegates’ decision to reject ...
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Recently Read: EFUMC LGBTQ Public Statement

In reaction to the outcome of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church 2016, we feel called to be ...
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An Open Letter to the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

GENERAL CONFERENCE 2016 An Open Letter to the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe and Harriett Jane ...
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The story behind the story of “A Way Forward”

Plano, TX -- The first 8 days of the 2016 General Conference were dismal, said Tim Crouch, the leader of ...
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Bishop Hagiya suggests that change is coming to the UMC

Bishop Grant Hagiya of the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area has written a pastoral letter to the people of his area ...
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Bishop Lowry states no moratorium in Central Texas

Bishop J. Michael Lowry of the Ft. Worth Episcopal Area told the clergy of the Central Texas Annual Conference today ...
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