General Conference 2016

The United Methodist Church (UMC) General Conference was held in Portland, Oregon May 10-20, 2016 and welcomed delegates, observers and, communicators from around the globe.

Info & Resources

Below you will find resources and tools from General Conference 2016. We invite you to join our mailing list
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Council of Bishops: To the people of The United Methodist Church

The Council of Bishops sent this letter to the people of The United Methodist Church following the 2016 General Conference.

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General Conference 2016: Legislation

View The United Methodist Church legislation from General Conference 2016.

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General Conference 2016 Photos

View photos from the Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships booth (#0159) and our #UnityUMC photo wall!

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Wonder, Love, and Praise: Sharing a Vision of the Church

Read The United Methodist Committee on Faith and Order's new theological study document on ecclesiology—that is, on a theological understanding of the church itself.

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Agreement of Full Communion Between the Uniting Church in Sweden and The UMC

"The Uniting Church in Sweden (Equmeniakyrkan) and The United Methodist Church (Metodistkyrkan) commit themselves to a full ecclesial communion."

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Statement on Full Communion Between the Moravian Church (Northern and Southern Provinces) and The UMC

"Both Moravians and Methodists share many core characteristics that shape and define our churches."

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COB OCUIR BROCHURE

A publication of the Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships The United Methodist Church.

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Ecumenical Prayer Book

Prayers offered on your behalf from leaders in other denominations and leaders of ecumenical organizations, all praying God will bless our time together and use it to further God's Kingdom.

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Christian Leadership in Buddhist-Christian Weddings

A publication of the Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships The United Methodist Church.

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Christian Leadership in Buddhist-Christian Funerals

A publication of the Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships The United Methodist Church.

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Christian Leadership in Hindu-Christian Weddings

A publication of the Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships The United Methodist Church.

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Christian Leadership in Hindu-Christian Funerals

A publication of the Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships The United Methodist Church.

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Christian Leadership in Jewish-Christian Weddings

A publication of the Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships The United Methodist Church.

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Christian Leadership in Jewish-Christian Funerals

A publication of the Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships The United Methodist Church.

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Christian Leadership in Muslim-Christian Weddings

A publication of the Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships The United Methodist Church.

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Christian Leadership in Muslim-Christian Funerals

A publication of the Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships The United Methodist Church.

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This prayer booklet comes to you from the Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships (OCUIR) of The United Methodist Church. As United Methodist delegates prepare and gather from all across God's creation, this booklet serves as a reminder our sister and brother Christians are praying for us and for our deliberations. What follows are prayers for you to use for the 17 days around and during the General Conference. They are offered on your behalf from leaders in other denominations and leaders of ecumenical organizations, all praying God will bless our time together and use it to further God's Kingdom. In the spirit of unity, may we each lift up these prayers as we conference, listen, speak and engage with each other, in the name of Christ. Read now!