Bishop Peggy Johnson


Ann Jacob, reserve delegate from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, reads a statement on church unity adopted by the Global Young People's Convocation and Legislative Assembly. She presented the statement adopted in July 2015 during the afternoon plenary on May 18 at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference May 18 in Portland, Ore.

General Conference struggles to keep the UMC united 

The 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon, May 10-20, was a dramatic, sweeping marathon of legislation, celebration and demonstrations, and it was one for the ages. In keeping with the… Read more

General Conference 2016 officially begins

With a drum welcome from indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest, United Methodists gathered at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on Tuesday, May 10, for their 2016 General Conference…. Read more

Call to Prayer for GC2016: Social Issues

Among the most important but also the most controversial part of General Conference every four years is the conversation about social issues.  United Methodists of good will are at different… Read more

General Conference 2016 logo and theme: Therefore Go

Call to Prayer for GC2016: Pray for those who may determine NEJ episcopal areas

Pray for those who may determine NEJ episcopal areas. On the fifth day of General Conference there is a gathering of the Interjurisdictional Committee on the Episcopacy…  Read more

Call to Prayer for GC2016: Prayers for our church and its global Discipline

Prayers for our church and its global Discipline–At our General Conference, which will be held in Portland, Oregon (May 10-20), there will be conversation about a Global Book of Discipline.  Read more

Call to Prayer for GC2016: Stewards of God’s Grace

As we continue to journey toward General Conference which will be held in Portland, Oregon (May 10-20, 2016), I ask that you pray about the finances that the delegates will be discussing  Read more

General Conference 2016 logo and theme: Therefore Go

Call to Prayer for GC2016: Praising God in Worship at General Conference

Let us continue to pray for General Conference 2016 (May 10-20, 2016). We need to lift up the ministry of worship, in both music and message, at the conference and pray that it edifies each person present and all of us together.
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General Conference 2016 logo and theme: Therefore Go

Call to Prayer for GC2016 #2

As we continue to look toward General Conference 2016 I call you to prayer for the Pre-General Conference Briefing which will be held January 20-22, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.  Read more

General Conference 2016 logo and theme: Therefore Go

Call to Prayer for GC2016 #1

I ask that we pray each day for General Conference, and pray all day as an annual conference on Wednesday, January 16. Many important issues will be decided.
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DS Rev. Tracy Bass, with inmate

‘I was in prison and you visited me.’

Cabinet emulates Matthew 25:36 The terrible human cost of high incarceration rates–among the highest in the world–became a critical concern in 2015 for U.S. politicians, the media and other social… Read more