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Commission on a Way Forward to meet in Chicago next month
The Commission on a Way Forward will convene in Chicago July 19-21 to continue its work concerning human sexuality and exploring options for the future of The United Methodist Church... Read More
Valdez Barker to leave role as Chief Connectional Ministries Officer of the Connectional Table
The Rev. Dr. Amy Valdez Barker will be leaving the Connectional Table to accept the position of Executive Director for the Global Missions Connections at the General Board of Global... Read More
New UMC Handbook now available
The new United Methodist Church Handbook for this quadrennium is available, providing a detailed overview of the denomination’s beliefs, mission, structure and history. Read More
UMC bishops ask Trump to reconsider decision to withdraw U.S. from climate accord
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is asking U.S. President Donald Trump to reconsider his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. Read More
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
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