May 20, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE:
GENERAL CONFERENCE UPDATES
Live Streaming & Archives
United Methodist Communications Facebook Page
2016 General Conference Twitter Page
United Methodist Church Twitter Page
News Headlines (click on the headline to view)
GC2016 pauses for Black Lives Matter demonstration
Clergy offer support to LGBTQ pastors
Five elected to Judicial Council
More bishops for Africa, but not right away
Guaranteed appointment survives
Hearing the plea: Safe water for all
Harvey: 'Wear the robe like it matters'
Bishops vow to work toward unity, accountability
GC2016 celebrates Africa University
Delegate asks for legislation first, presentations later
Lack of youth delegates leaves General Conference Commission slot unfilled
May 16 wrap-up: Week Two begins with elections, celebrations, protests
Blog: The main thing
Blog: Laity called to live ever-blessing
Church hanging onto unity despite cracks in the walls
Conference pleads with bishops for leadership
GC2016 proposal calls for new panel on growth
Bishop Abrahams urges Wesleyan commitment to marginalized
Tenure limits for bishops fails
United Methodists grapple with being a worldwide church
Green light for new hymnal project
Bishops emphasize prayer at GC2016
Church reaffirms commitment to Four Areas of Focus
May 17 wrap-up: Schism rumors quashed
Native American young people lack history in church
Deaconesses, home missioners consecrated at GC2016
GC2016 puts hold on sexuality debate
Mandatory clergy penalties ruled unconstitutional
Sand Creek Massacre remembered at GC2016
Imagine No Malaria celebration rocks the house
May 18 wrap-up: Sexuality dominates debate
Ecumenical Day marks new relationships
Blog: Ecumenism is about unity
Bishop Swanson: 'Evil is going, too.'
Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference celebrates 40 years of voting rights
GC2016 celebrates higher education
GC2016: How much does the bishops' plan cost?
Delegates react to holding human sexuality petitions
Church ends membership in reproductive health coalition
GC2016: Oppose mascots that demean Native Americans
History of The United Methodist Church and mascots
Church 'growth committee' fails constitution test
29 new missionaries commissioned at GC2016
Liberian is new Judicial Council president
Judicial Council rules on Congo inquiry
Yambasu: Go ... with passion and compassion
Agency focuses on increasing men's church involvement
Video: Growing pains in the central conferences
'We United Methodists don't want to be polarized'
Video wrap-up: Scenes from GC2016
Sounds of GC2016
May 19 wrap-up: New missionaries commissioned, special GC costs discussed
Level 1: Branding Video - the "WHY"
Without Prayer Captions
With Prayer Captions
Level 2: Mission and Ministry - the "WHAT" and the "HOW"
Level 3: Stories - the "WHO"
To visit the website, CLICK HERE.
UGANDAN KIDS CHOIR CONCERT AT FIRST UMC, HERSHEY
First United Methodist Church, 64 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, presents the Ugandan Kids Choir in concert on May 22 at 7 p.m.
The children in the Ugandan Kids Choir bring a message of hope - sharing the power of God's love through traditional music and dance. As they tour the U.S., they delight audiences with their high-energy performances and infectious joy. The choir is made up of 10 sponsored children who come from the poorest parts of Uganda. The children are chosen for their enthusiasm, ability, and dedication - all of which make them potential leaders when they return to their communities. They are eager to perform for you, and provide you an opportunity to help poor children in Africa put an end to poverty, hunger, and corruption.
The concert is free and open to everyone.
Dr. Shawn Gingrich, D.W.S. from I.W.S
Director of Music Ministry
First United Methodist Church, Hershey
Click graphic to view United Methodist News.