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United Methodist branding toolkit now available

United Methodist Communications is offering a new toolkit to make it easy for denominational entities to adopt more unified branding across the connection. Read More

United Methodists send message to Charleston neighbors

UMCom is spreading a message of healing, hope and peace from The UMC in support of the people of Charleston, S.C. and the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Read More

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United Methodist Bishops reach out after Charleston shooting

After a tragic shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., the Council of Bishops is reaching out to the bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Read More

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Research study shows church values differ

A new study by United Methodist Communications found key differences in individuals' perceptions of the denomination's ideals and values, depending on their role. Read More

Connectional Table Adopts Principles for Discerning Plans

The Connectional Table voted to adopt principles to aid United Methodists in discerning plans when shaping and guiding the mission and ministry of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Connectional Table Shares Vision for Next Quadrennium

The Connectional Table voted to submit legislation to General Conference in May 2016 to examine how the church may better model worldwide connection through its Connectional Table membership. Read More

The Connectional Table votes to submit legislation proposal related to homosexuality

The Connectional Table voted to submit a compromise legislative proposal to the 2016 General Conference that removes prohibitive language from The United Methodist Book of Discipline concerning homosexuality. Read More

Council of Bishops issues pastoral letter on racism

The Council of Bishops issued a pastoral letter on racism to the people of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Council of Bishops affirms missional direction for next quadrennium

The Council of Bishops affirmed a vision for a missional direction for the next quadrennium which includes partnering with schools to help end poverty, starting new faith communities, building a... Read More

Game Changers Summit 2015 Offers ICT4D Workshops to ‘Harness Power of Technology for Global Good’

Registration is open for the Game Changers Summit 2015, an international Information & Technology for Development (ICT4D) conference hosted by United Methodist Communications. Read More

Council of Bishops Elects New Officers

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has elected new officers who will assume their leadership roles in 2016. Read More

President of United Methodist Council of Bishops calls for prayer and healing

Council of Bishops President Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. appealed to the people of The United Methodist Church to join together in prayer in wake of natural disasters, violence. Read More

Commission on General Conference Favors Discernment Process

The Commission on the General Conference gave the go-ahead for an alternative process of discernment for dealing with legislative petitions that may benefit from discussion in small groups. Read More

General Conference Sites Chosen for 2024 and 2028

Manila, Philippines was chosen as the site for the 2024 General Conference. The Commission also voted to hold the 2028 conference in Harare, Zimbabwe. Read More

The United Methodist Church Contributes $9.6 Million to Fight Malaria in Africa

The people of The United Methodist Church today will make a historic donation to the Global Fund with a gift of $9.6 million, the single largest contribution made by a faith... Read More

Council of Bishops To Meet In Berlin

United Methodist bishops from Africa, Europe, Asia and the United States will gather in Berlin at Hotel Palace Berlin for the Council of Bishops meeting, from May 1-7. Read More

Commission on the General Conference to hold listening session in Portland

The Commission on the General Conference of The United Methodist Church has invited representatives of Good News, MFSA, Love Prevails, Reconciling Ministries, and The Confessing Movement to share in a... Read More

Imagine No Malaria encourages churches to #BringChange to celebrate World Malaria Day

Across the nation, United Methodists are gearing up to #BringChange to celebrate World Malaria Day on April 25 by hosting various events, such as pancake breakfasts, lemonade stands, 5K walks and... Read More

Daniel Krause is the new top executive of United Methodist Communications. Photo courtesy of Daniel Krause

Krause elected General Secretary of United Methodist Communications

The General Commission on Communication announced today that Daniel Krause of Denver, Colorado, has been named top executive of United Methodist Communications, effective June 8, following a vote of the Commission... Read More

Petition Submission Begins for General Conference 2016

Petitions for consideration by the 2016 General Conference may be submitted to the Petitions Secretary beginning April 1 and continuing through October 13, 2015. Read More