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UM Global AIDS Committee will break barriers at 2018 conference

Saving lives, reducing stigma and increasing awareness will be core foci of the 2018 Breaking Barriers HIV/AIDS ministry conference, scheduled for October 25-27 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church... Read More

In a Lenten message, Bishop Bruce Ough calls on United Methodists to deny themselves for the Gospel.

Bishops urge Methodists to deny themselves for the sake of Gospel

The Bishops of The United Methodist Church are calling on members of the denomination to deny themselves during the 2018 Lenten Season for the sake of the kingdom of Jesus Christ... Read More

International Giving for Theological Education Already Exceeding Expectations

A recent pledge of $100,000 from Connexio, the Network for Mission and Diaconia of The United Methodist Church in Switzerland and France, added to the growing number of gifts that the... Read More

2020 General Conference delegate distribution by annual conference now available

The Secretary of the General Conference has released the distribution of delegates by annual conference for General Conference 2020. Read More

United Methodist leaders respond to #MeToo and #ChurchToo movement

The Council of Bishops and the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women have issued a statement responding to the recent #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements. Read More

Commission on a Way Forward prepares updated report to bishops

The Commission on a Way Forward is nearing the completion of its task of making recommendations of possible ways forward for The United Methodist Church regarding the inclusion of LGBTQ... Read More

United Methodists asked to join Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Council of Bishops urges United Methodists to join with other Christians in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18, 2018. Read More

Bishop Bruce R. Ough is the Council of Bishops president. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

United Methodist bishops condemn President Trump’s “offensive” remarks against immigrants

Council president Bishop Bruce Ough issued a statement today on behalf of the Council concerning remarks reported to have been made by President Donald Trump. Read More

Scholarships offered for 2018 UMEIT-USA and NWCU events

The Council of Bishops will offer scholarships to assist seminary students and other young adults who will be attending UMEIT and NWCU for the first time. Read More

Endowment Fund for Central Conference Theological Education Celebrates $2,600,000

Funds have been committed for the denomination’s efforts to increase and strengthen opportunities for theological education for church leaders in regions outside the United States. Read More