Be part of G2016
The official General Conference website, GC2016.umc.org, is your on-line space to keep up with General Conference 2016 – before, during and after the May10-20 event in Portland, Oregon.
Offered there now are news stories about General Conference, videos from the Pre-General Conference Briefing and a wealth of other information. It is a place to learn about General Conference and to meet some of the people leading and planning the quadrennial event.
During General Conference, all worship services and plenary sessions will be streamed live. Among the scheduled highlights:
Opening Worship and Holy Communion: Tuesday, May 10, 2 p.m. PDT
Morning Worship: Daily, May 11-14 and May 16-20, 8 a.m. PDT
Episcopal Address: Wednesday, May 11, 8:30 a.m. PDT
Laity Address: Friday, May 13, 8:45 a.m. PDT
Young People's Address: Saturday, May 14, 8:45 a.m. PDT
Consecration of Deaconesses and Home Missioners: Monday, May 16, 8 a.m. PDT
150th Anniversary of United Methodist Women: Monday, May 16, 3:50 p.m. PDT
200th Anniversary of the AME Church: Tuesday, May 17, 10:20 a.m. PDT
Imagine No Malaria Celebration: Wednesday, May 18, 9:45 a.m. PDT
30th Anniversary of Disciple Bible Study: Wednesday, May 18, 3:55 p.m. PDT
Report on Sand Creek Massacre: Wednesday, May 18, 5:40 p.m. PDT
Commissioning of Missionaries: Thurday, May 19, 8 a.m. PDT
Closing Worship: Friday, May 20, 6 p.m. (approx.) PDT
All times are subject to change.
The General Conference App is available for both Android and iOS devices. The iOS app is available through the iTunes store and will work on all Apple devices running iOS 7.1 and above. Get the Android app at the Google Play store and use it on devoices running Android 2.3.3 or above. The apps will include maps, schedules and petition-tracking options. The final update will take place in April.
The United Methodist News Service Daily Digest will have links to stories and other reports from General Conference. Subscribe to receive it free by email at www.umc.org/news-and-media/umns-subscription-form.
60 Days of Prayer for General Conference is a worldwide effort to blanket the event in prayer. Posting of daily meditations began on March 31 and will end no sooner than nine days after the May 20 closing. Meditations are available online at 60daysofprayer.org and can be received by email, text message or in a free downloadable PDF.