Keeping up with General Conference


General Conference 2012 will open on Tuesday, April 24, at the Tampa (Fla.) Convention Center and remain in session through Friday, May 4. As the only body that can speak as The United Methodist Church, the 988 delegates from around the world will write The Book of Discipline 2012 and The Book of Resolutions 2012, adopt a budget for general church operations during 2013-16, elect members of the Judicial Council and the University Senate and take other actions.

The assembly will open with worship and Holy Communion at 4 p.m. (all times are EDT), April 24, gather for morning prayers at 8 a.m., April 25-28 and April 30-May 4, worship together at 8:30 p.m., April 25-26 and April 30-May 3 and close with worship on May 4. Other worship services and special events include:

  • An Act of Repentance: Toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous Peoples, Friday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
  • We Need a River: A Celebration and Challenge of Mission and Ministry, Sunday, April 29, 7 p.m. is the official General Conference website. It will feature live streaming of all plenary sessions and worship services listed above, petition tracking, news and information. Visit often for pre-General Conference updates.

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