General Conference News and Updates

The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body, the General Conference, will gather April 24-May 4 in Tampa, Florida. Nine hundred and eighty-eight delegates from around the world will set policy and direction for the church, as well as handle other business.

Pray for General Conference. Please keep our United Methodist Church, and all the delegates and bishops to General Conference, in your prayers. The list of our New England Conference delegates can be found on this page – they appreciate your special prayers as well!

General Conference Media

A number of options are available for following the news and events of General Conference from wherever you are:
  • The General Conference sessions will be webcast live, and we encourage you to tune in as you are able. The schedule and a link to the live stream can be found at
  • Podcasts, blog posts, and other news and media will be available on the site as well.
  • Follow General Conference buzz on Twitter: #gc2012
  • Download the GC2012 app for Android or iOS devices (phones, tablets, etc.)
For additional details on any of these media options, as well as the latest news and updates about General Conference, visit

Bishop Peter D. Weaver to deliver the Episcopal Address.

Our own New England Conference Bishop Peter Weaver has been selected to deliver the Episcopal Address at the 2012 General Conference. Be sure to tune into the live webcast at 8:15 AM on Wednesday, April 25.


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