Portland, Ore. is going to be hosting one of the most significant events in United Methodism next year. The 2016 General Conference, which is the policy making body of our entire denomination, is coming to Portland in May 2016 for the first time in 40 years. This gathering will bring together as many as 5,000 United Methodists from all over the world. They will meet May 10-20 at the Oregon Convention Center.
In order to provide the best hospitality possible, we will need hundreds of volunteers to step forward and join us in greeting our global guests. The Greater Northwest Episcopal Area focused its attention on the 2016 General Conference by lifting up November 22 as “Volunteer Sunday.” The occasion served as a way to teach more about the 2016 General Conference and encourage volunteer sign-ups.