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Commission on a Way Forward meets March 19-22 to prepare final report

The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward will meet in Los Angeles on March 19-22 to prepare a final report to be submitted to the Council of the Bishops for... Read More

Bishop Ough, thousands of United Methodists to join in rally against racism

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., United Methodists will unite with members of the National Council of Churches... Read More

Bishops Leo Soriano (left), Mike McKee and Sally Dyck participate in Communion on February 27.

Commission on a Way Forward clarifies values as it presents two sketches to bishops

The Council of Bishops, receiving an updated report from the Commission on a Way Forward, pondered the question of what is the Christ's way forward for doing mission and ministry... Read More

Council of Bishop President Bruce Ough delivers a sermon at a Council of Bishops special meeting.

Let’s be open to Christ changing our minds, Bishop Ough tells fellow bishops

Council of Bishops President Bishop Bruce Ough, speaking at a special meeting of the Council of Bishops, urged his fellow bishops to be open to Christ changing their minds as... Read More

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