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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

Members of the Commission on a Way Forward hold discussions in small groups during their meeting in Washington, D.C., April 6-8, where they began to consider possible outcomes of the task entrusted to them by General Conference. (Photo by Maidstone Mulenga)

Commission on a Way Forward optimistic of future, delves into tough task

Members of the Commission on a Way Forward, in a recent meeting in Washington, D.C., expressed optimism at reaching consensus on a plan or plans to guide the Council... Read More

Judicial Council hearing scheduled for April 25

The Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church will conduct an oral hearing in response to a request for a declaratory decision. Read More

United Methodist Men to host transformational gathering this summer

One thousand men are expected to come together for worship, workshops, service projects and fellowship at the National Gathering of United Methodist Men on July 7 and 8, 2017, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Read More

Commission moves onward and forward

Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia this week, the Commission on a Way Forward continued to make progress towards completing the groundwork for their task. Read More