General Conference, the top policy-making body of the United Methodist Church (UMC), is an important worldwide gathering of our church. Every four years, the conference meets to revise church law, adopt resolutions on current issues, and approve plans and budgets for UMC programs.
The 2016 United Methodist General Conference is here! It started this Tuesday, May 10, and will continue until next Friday, May 20. This year’s conference is in Portland, Oregon, and our own Dr. Tim Bruster is leading our Central Texas Conference (CTC) delegation. We want you to be in the know — and in prayer for our delegation and our denomination as it navigates some important and difficult decisions.
So what can you do? During the conference, you can:
- READ and learn more about the issues at General Conference.
- CONNECT and participate in ongoing discussions through:
- SEE the members of the CTC delegation here.
- BOOKMARK and follow our CTC delegation’s news website.
- SPEAK UP through our CTC email address.
- PRAY for our delegation and denomination through a special General Conference Prayer Ministry.
You can also revisit past FUMCFW Weekly News stories about the conference:
- Dr. Bruster’s latest update to answer a rumbling question
- Bliss Dodd’s experiences with General Conference over the years
- Darcy Deupree’s take on what General Conference means to United Methodists
FUMCFW encourages you to stay informed and supportive during this important time in the life of the church. Please keep the Central Texas Conference delegation and all the General Conference in your prayers.