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Latest Releases

Bishop Bruce Ough presides over Holy Communion during the Memorial Service on Nov. 5.

Bishops receive interim Way Forward report, elect new officers

During their meeting on Nov. 5-10, the bishops stressed the importance of the mission of God, the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Jesus Christ. Read More

The True Meaning of Christmas Tour will hit the road in 16 states, December 2-24, 2017.

Taking Christmas spirit on the road with “The True Meaning of Christmas Tour”

The United Methodist Church is hitting the road in December in a gift-wrapped touring truck, decked out to share fellowship from city-to-city. Read More

UMC Bishops call for respectful conversations in time of uncertainty

The bishops reminded United Methodists about Ephesians 4:1-2 which admonishes us “to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called..." Read More

The Council of Bishops prays for the bishops who are members of the Commission on a Way Forward.

Bishops uphold values of mission, unity, space, contextuality in interim report on Way Forward work

The Council of Bishops is exploring sketches of three models as possible directions for a way forward for The United Methodist Church. Read More

Florida Area Bishop Kenneth H. Carter has been elected as the next president of the Council of Bishops

Bishop Carter elected as president of Council of Bishops

Bishop Kenneth H. Carter will take over from Bishop Bruce R. Ough effective at the end of the May 2018 meeting. Read More

Raymond Trapp has been selected Worship and Music Director for General Conference 2020.

GC2020 Worship and Music Director Selected

The Commission on the General Conference has named Raymond Trapp from Brooklyn, New York, as Worship and Music Director for the 2020 United Methodist General Conference. Read More

The Commission on a Way Forward convened in Nashville, Tennessee, October 30 - November 1, 2017.

Commission on a Way Forward drafts interim report to the bishops

Commission members agreed on presenting an interim report that emphasizes the need for unity of the UMC, yet recognizing the different theological understandings on LGBTQ identity. Read More

The Commission on a Way Forward gathers during its October 2017 meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

Commission on a Way Forward working on interim report to bishops

The Commission began its sixth meeting on October 30, 2017, with a devotion that challenged the members to be as one in the body of Christ. Read More

The Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue Committee

Episcopalians, United Methodists plan for approval of full communion proposal

The Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue Committee continues its work on establishing a full communion relationship between the two denominations. Read More

GC Commission strives to bring new efficiencies to legislative event

The Commission on General Conference announced that the number of delegates for the 2020 General Conference will be roughly the same as the last--864. Read More