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 Central Conference 19-23. October 2016 Frederikstad, Norway. Read more  

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Bishop Alsted re-elected for 4 more years


Bishop Christian Alsted has been re-elected as a United Methodist episcopal leader by delegates at the Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference.

Alsted, 54, was re-elected Oct. 21 at the central conference’s quadrennial meeting in Fredrikstad. There were no other candidates. On the first ballot, he received 62 of 64 votes cast.

 


News from the General Conference 2016


For 11 days 860 delegates, approximately 150 bishops, and a couple of thousand visitors, staff and volunteers made the convention center in Portland Oregon their home. The following are some of the many highlights from the intensive days at General Conference – at times it was frustrating and even discouraging, but mostly it was hopeful and joyful, not least because all we did was wrapped in worsh


World News

Church leaders look at possible U.S. structure ()


United Methodists long have batted around the idea of adding a church body to take up exclusively U.S. issues. The idea has faced stiff resistance.

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Plan approved for agency evaluation ()


The Connectional Table’s plan calls for aligning its agency-evaluation work with the development of the denomination’s budget.

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Manchester attack: ‘Turn from evil and do good’ ()


British Methodist, other church leaders express horror over targeting of children, youth at a Manchester concert and call for prayer.

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Statement and prayer following Manchester attack

published at www.methodist.org.uk

The Revd Dr Roger Walton, President of the Methodist Conference and Vice-President, Rachel Lampard, have responded to last night's attack in Manchester. With prayers from Andrew Lunn, Chair of Manchester and Stockport District and Paul Martin Chair of Bolton and Rochdale District and a statement from Youth President, Tim Annan.

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