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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

The Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai takes part in a panel discussion during the pre-General Conference briefing in Portland, Ore. Tsai is superintendent of the Lansing (Mich.) District.

Connectional Table Announces New Chief Connectional Ministries Officer

The Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai has been appointed Chief Connectional Ministries Officer of The Connectional Table, effective January 22, 2018. Read More

Delegate Counts for 2020 General Conference Announced

The Secretary of the General Conference has released delegate counts for each annual conference for the 2020 General Conference. Read More

Bishop Bruce Ough presides over Holy Communion during the Memorial Service on Nov. 5.

Overall: Bishops receive interim Way Forward report, elect new officers

During their meeting on Nov. 5-10, the bishops stressed the importance of the mission of God, the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Jesus Christ. Read More

The True Meaning of Christmas Tour will hit the road in 16 states, December 2-24, 2017.

Taking Christmas spirit on the road with “The True Meaning of Christmas Tour”

The United Methodist Church is hitting the road in December in a gift-wrapped touring truck, decked out to share fellowship from city-to-city. Read More

UMC Bishops call for respectful conversations in time of uncertainty

The bishops reminded United Methodists about Ephesians 4:1-2 which admonishes us “to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called..." Read More

The Council of Bishops prays for the bishops who are members of the Commission on a Way Forward.

Bishops uphold values of mission, unity, space, contextuality in interim report on Way Forward work

The Council of Bishops is exploring sketches of three models as possible directions for a way forward for The United Methodist Church. Read More