WPAUMC at General Conference Blogs

An Unstoppable Young Woman


What makes an unstoppable young woman?   One who… Sleeps on the floor on a blow-up mattress so she can volunteer at General Conference; Volunteers at the UMW booth and the General Conference information booth; Gets up early to leave the apartment at 6:45 and catch the 7:00 bus so she can attend WPA delegate devotions at 7:30 and General Conference opening worship at 8:00; Interacts with others about what they are experiencing and shares her experiences; Is flexible and considerate of others; ...

WPAUMC General Conference Notes


In addition to our WPAUMC delegates and volunteers, others with ties to Western Pennsylvania are involved in the General Conference. As the gathering progresses, we'll offer some news and notes about their activities gleaned from news reports, messages and social media. Gregory to Lead Lay Leaders Association Conference Lay Leader and WPAUMC Delegation Chair is the new president of the Association of Annual Conference Lay Leaders. The organization, which works through UMC Discipleship ...

Words. Words! SO MANY WORDS!


As General Conference 2016 begins, I am drowning in words!  The Advanced Daily Christian Advocate arrived by mail several weeks ago in five bound volumes containing 1475 pages.  My legislative section – Ministry & Higher Education and Superintendency – will act on more than 225 pieces of legislation.  I’ve received dozens of letters and emails (even a few books and DVDs) advocating for or against particular petitions.  And General Conference-related news stories and blog posts appear on my ...