Advocate coverage of General Conference 2016

For 11 days, May 10-20, South Carolina delegates are joining with hundreds of United Methodists in Portland, Oregon, for General Conference. Here is our coverage.

Read Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie’s General Conference perspectives and articles:

Jessica-square350Therefore, go: GC2016 post-event wrap-up

Imagine No Malaria concerts celebrate success

GC2016 affirms mission of UMC: disciples, transformation

General Conference votes to withdraw from Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

God-led hospitality gesture at GC2016 underscores United Methodist connection

Staying in touch at GC2016: UM pastor uses nightly conference calls to keep connected with congregation back home

UMC approves ‘way forward’ for church amid divisiveness over sexuality

General Conference wrap-up for May 18 (A South Carolina Perspective)

S.C. episcopal nominee McClendon speaks before SEJ delegates

S.C.’s Braddon lifts up new hymnal authorized by GC2016

S.C. delegate applauds decision to translate Discipline into UMC official languages

General Conference wrap-up for May 17 (A South Carolina Perspective)

South Carolina bishop, delegates stand with call for unity by UMC Council of Bishops

General Conference wrap-up for May 16 (A South Carolina Perspective)

#Pagelife—S.C.’s Elizabeth Murray shares what it’s like to serve as a GC2016 page

S.C. shows support for colleges, campus ministry at GC2016 Higher Ed Night

United Methodist Women gather for clean water rally at GC2016

General Conference wrap-up for May 14 (A South Carolina Perspective)

General Conference wrap-up for May 13 (A South Carolina Perspective)

Catching up with S.C.’s John Redmond on committee approval of his UMDF legislation

Indigo Girls call on UMC to love, support all people



Watch the live video stream of General Conference here

Read South Carolina UMC updates about General Conference here


Hillary Taylor (1)Scarcity and abundance: a seminarian’s view of General Conference (by Hillary Taylor)





General Conference is The United Methodist Church’s quadrennial legislative gathering, where clergy and lay delegates examine, discuss, pray, debate and eventually determine a host of key legislative issues that will become church law for the next four years. General Conference is the only entity that speaks for the full UMC. The 864 delegates from around the world will ultimately revise The Book of Discipline, which regulates the manner in which the church is organized; revise The Book of Resolutions, which declares the church’s stance on social justice issues; approve plans and budgets for church programs; and elect members of the Judicial Council and the University Senate.


Jessica-square350Read Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie’s column in advance of General Conference: General Conference, Here I Come





bishop-holstonRead S.C. Resident Bishop Jonathan Holston’s column in advance of General Conference: Five Minutes





gc2016logo350Read Jessica Brodie’s overview article in advance of General Conference: Ready to Represent

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