GC2016 May 12- UPDATE

May 12, 2016

[caption id="attachment_5785" align="aligncenter" width="640"]BpPalmer Bishop Gregory V. Palmer delivers the episcopal address during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS[/caption] Delegate Updates Each day there will be a wrap-up from one of the delegates from the Western North Carolina Conference. Day 2- Transfiguration - Disfiguration | Jeremy Troxler Cruciform | Shelly Webb See yesterday’s delegate update at General Conference News Daily Christian Advocates

See earlier DCA’s at General Conference News Other News [caption id="attachment_5787" align="alignright" width="300"]Randy Wall in Portland. Photo by Rebekah Shuford Ralph. Randy Wall in Portland. Photo by Rebekah Shuford Ralph.[/caption]

On Tuesday afternoon, May 10, 2016, at the national United Methodist Rural Advocates' (UMRA) Banquet at the 2016 General Conference, Randy Wall was elected and installed as the new President of UMRA.  The United Methodist Rural Advocates is a national organization within the United Methodist Church that is a voice for rural, town and country churches and the ministries and outreach they are doing that often go unnoticed.  Randy will begin serving as president in January 2017.

Elected on Wednesday to the Inter-Jurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy: Jennifer Pharr Davis,  Kimberly Tyree Ingram from Western North Carolina Conference

Elected to Positions with Legislative Committees: Kim Ingram- Higher Education

Bishop’s Address- May 11, 2016- Bishop Gregory Palmer (video) (audio)

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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