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Connectional Table Holds Second Face-to-Face Meeting

Connectional Table members gathered in Oslo for their second face-to-face meeting of the quadrennium, with a dual focus on the worldwide nature of the church and creating vital congregations through... Read More

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer presents

UMC bishops ponder full communion with Episcopal Church

The United Methodist Church is studying a draft proposal to establish full Communion relationship with The Episcopal Church. Read More

Bishops support plan to fund immigration crisis ministry

The Council of Bishops today voted to support a proposal to seek $200,000 for immigration and migration crisis ministry for jurisdictional immigration task forces. Read More

Bishop Ough challenges UMC bishops to be prophetic

Council of Bishops president Bishop Bruce R. Ough has challenged fellow leaders in the church to find a common moral and prophetic voice to attend to the household of God. Read More

Council of Bishops president responds to Judicial Council ruling

In the wake of the Judicial Council’s ruling that the consecration of a gay bishop violates church law, Council of Bishops president Bishop Bruce R. Ough urged all United... Read More

President of the Council of Bishops: Statement regarding Judicial Council decision 1341

A statement from Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the Council of Bishops regarding Judicial Council decision 1341 Read More

UMC Bishops Call Special Session of General Conference for 2019

The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Read More

Bishops say pray, don’t be afraid as Judicial Council weighs decision

Council of Bishops President Bishop Bruce Ough has called on all United Methodists to pray unceasingly, intentionally and earnestly for the unity of the church as the Judicial Council ponders... Read More

The United Methodist Church mourns with Coptic Church

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church issued a letter expressing grief with the Coptic Orthodox Church over recent terrorist bombings that targeted Coptic churches in Egypt, killing... Read More

United Methodist Now member e-newsletter unveiled

United Methodist Now is the first publication to carry the voice of the denomination directly to members by delivering inspirational and informational content specifically designed for them. Read More