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An historic moment at General Conference

May 19, 2016

General Conference delegates hit the pause button on the denomination’s quadrennial debates related to homosexuality.

May 17 wrap-up: Schism rumors quashed

May 18, 2016

General Conference 2016 may have started off slowly, but it’s full steam ahead now. On a day with a full docket, delegates considered whether to give $20 million to a group of church growth consultants, whether to eliminate lifetime tenures for...

GC2016 puts hold on sexuality debate

May 18, 2016

General Conference delegates apparently have hit the pause button on the denomination’s quadrennial debates related to homosexuality.

Statement by the Council of Bishops: An offering for a way forward

May 18, 2016

Bishop Bruce Ough delivered the Council of Bishops statement to the General Conference this morning in response to the Conference’s request for a way forward. Below is the full text but his statement. An offering for a way...

May 16 wrap-up: Week Two begins with elections, celebrations, protests

May 17, 2016

Before tackling the pile of petitions before them, delegates to General Conference 2016 voted to fill vacancies in key positions on the Judicial Council, the University Senate and the Commission on General Conference. And then, voting officially...

‘Modern day slavery’ topic of retreat

May 17, 2016

Twice a year, older adults gather at the West River Camping Center to spend a “day away.” Some come in buses or vans, some are in wheel chairs. They come for the fellowship, the good food at lunch time, inspiring worship, fun and learning.

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