General Conference


GC2016 Day 3: Rev. Bill Shillady

May 12, 2016

Nehemiah 8  9And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept when they heard the words of the law. 10 Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions of them to those for whom nothing is prepared, for this day is holy to our Lord; and do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your ...


GC2016: First Day - Tim Riss

May 11, 2016

Today was the first day of General Conference. It was full of surprises. The first surprise was the addition of security personnel, the checking of all back-packs, satchels, and purses, and the wanding of everyone entering the building. Nothing like this has ever been seen before. And whenever you left the building, which you have to do to get a meal, you re-entered through the same security. Another surprise was the inability of the Conference to pass the rules. We went two and a half hours ...


GC2016: Getting Connected from the Start

Joanne Utley

May 09, 2016

Check out all these different ways to connect with what’s going on in Portland:   Live Video Stream http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/general-conference-2016-live-video-stream-english  Beginning at 5 p.m. (EDT), Tuesday, May 10. Just remember that the local time in Portland, Oregon, is three hours behind New York. To follow the liturgy for each live-streamed worship service go to: https://gc2016worship.org/.   To Follow the Action Get the Android or iOS version app for your mobile devices at the ...