General Conference's opening worship stressed the racial and cultural diversity within the UMC as a global denomination. These three articles all emphasize some aspect of that:
Youngsook Kang for UMNS
Christy Thomas for The United Methodist Reporter
Barbara Dunlap-Berg for UMNS
You can see photos of the opening worship here.
If you have an hour and a half, you can watch the whole worship service here.
Opening worship demonstrated not only the denomination's global nature but its struggles with debates about sexuality, as this article about Rev. Vicki Flippin's (non-)participation highlights.