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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

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    GC2016 briefs

    May 5, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Young People at General Conference 2016: Throughout the decision-making process at General Conference, there will be a lot of rhetoric about what young people say, think, want, do, wish, etc. These young people don't speak with one voice; young people are diverse in thought and belief, and so are these young people delegates. Delegates from Zambia, Florida, North Georgia, Great Plains, Virginia, Texas, Rocky Mountain, California-Pacific, Great Britain, Illinois Great Rivers, and Indiana answered some questions. DETAILS

    GC2016 tackling 44-year stance on homosexuality: Words that bind or hurt: "The United Methodist Church does not condone the practice of homosexuality and considers this practice incompatible with Christian teaching." Kathy L. Gilbert looks back over 44 years of struggle and previews legislation going before the church's top lawmaking body. DETAILS

    Guide to GC2016 available in three languages: The General Conference Guide provides a handy reference to The United Methodist Church's top assembly, with an overview of the legislative process, highlights to expect, and key topics that will be addressed. It is available for free download in English, French, and Portuguese. DETAILS

    Every United Methodist can be part of GC2016: United Methodists who are not delegates can still participate in General Conference. Find out how you can stay connected and get involved. DETAILS

    Keeping faith with young clergy effort: Delegates to the 2016 General Conference session will be asked to renew funding for the Young Clergy Initiative. The grant-based program, created by the 2012 General Conference session, aims to bolster the ranks of young pastors in the UMC. DETAILS

    GC2016 items on top court's agenda: The top court of the UMC will consider two items related to the upcoming General Conference when its spring meeting begins May 6 at the Oregon Convention Center. DETAILS

    AU graduates interpret for GC2016: More than a dozen Africa University alumni are interpreters and translators for the 2016 General Conference session. DETAILS

    TAGGED / General Conference 2016

    With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."