North Carolina Annual Conference

U.S. annual conferences are looking toward the denomination's future in varied ways, including electing younger, more progressive delegates to General Conference. Read more

UMC Future

Devoted to Jesus' teachings of love and justice, Rev. Vernon Tyson worked for racial equality and reconciliation throughout his 60-year ministry. Read more

Ordained Ministry

Hurricane Florence's southward shift moves its likely landfall to the state line between South Carolina and North Carolina, setting United Methodist conferences in those states on high alert. Read more

Global Health

With 127 wildfires burning in the West and flash floods continuing to threaten the East in the United States, United Methodists are urged to continue supporting the church's efforts at disaster relief and recovery. Read more

Global Health

Swan Quarter Ferry

Richard L. Bryant Photo

With a church member in hospital after a serious freak accident, the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant heads off to annual conference anxiously awaiting a word from God. Read more

Practicing Faith

Richard Bryant Reading

R.L. Bryant Photo

The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant is blunt: the thought of going to annual conference fills him with dread, because of what it portends for the future. Read more


Build a Wall Pin

Photo courtesy of Stacy Guinto-Salinas

After Latino/Hispanic youths were bullied at a North Carolina youth conference, a few hundred people walked out of an afternoon session when a speaker connected that incident with racism, according to communicator Gustavo Vasquez. Read more

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Burmese singers

Photo by Ed McMann

District superintendents in the North Carolina Annual Conference are "riding the circuit" once more with virtual offices and no parsonages to stay close to churches and missions. Read more

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