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Bishops offer video as resource for One Church Plan discussions
The Council of Bishops is offering a video outlining the One Church Plan as a resource for annual conferences as they prepare for the 2019 Special Session of General Conference. Read More
Faith leaders’ statement on family separation
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is joining other faith organizations in a statement urging the U.S. government to stop its policy of separating immigrant families. Read More
The United Methodist Church releases Alzheimer’s/dementia resource
How churches can help persons living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, and their caregivers, is the topic of a new free resource. Retired Bishop Ken Carder wrote the... Read More
Petition submission for 2019 Special Session
Petitions for the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church may be submitted to the petitions secretary beginning June 6, 2018 until July 8, 2018. Read More
Bishops respond to Judicial Council Decision 1360, in relation to the 2019 General Conference
Council of Bishops President Ken Carter has issued a statement on behalf of the Council of Bishops in response to Decision 1360 as it pertains to the 2019 Special Session of General... Read More
Bishops, The Upper Room launch Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward
The Council of Bishops, in partnership with The Upper Room, is launching Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward to begin June 3 and continue through the Special Session of General Conference... Read More
Bishops urge Judicial Council to restrict petitions to 2019 General Conference
United Methodist bishops urge Judicial Council to restrict 2019 Special Session of the General Conference business to Commission on a Way Forward recommendations. Read More
Bishops clarify statement on Commission on a Way Forward recommendation
The Council of Bishops has issued a clarifying statement to declare that the One Church Plan will be placed before the 2019 General Conference for legislative action. Read More
Commission ends its work; hears bishops’ recommendation for a way forward
The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward for The United Methodist Church concluded its ninth and final meeting in Nashville. Read More
New survey ranks welcoming top factor in church choice
A new survey finds that the top motivators for considering a church are knowing that everyone will be welcomed, making friends and nurturing friendships, support during difficult times and learning... Read More