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Bishop Ough issues statement on Trump immigration order
“I call upon the people of The United Methodist Church to see the face of Christ in the refugee." Read More
United Methodist News Service Launches Four-Part Cuba Series
United Methodist News Service examines the state of the Methodist church in Cuba in a four-part series that begins January 31. Read More
Commission on a Way Forward holds organizational meeting
The Commission on a Way Forward held its first meeting in Atlanta, Georgia January 23-26, 2017, with 32 members from nine countries in attendance. Read More
Praying Our Way Forward Phase 2 Commences January 1
The second phase of the "Praying Our Way Forward" initiative will be launched New Year’s Day with 75 weeks of focused prayer for The United Methodist Church. The 18 month effort... Read More
Christmas greetings from Bishop Bruce Ough and the Council of Bishops
In a Christmas message, Bishop Bruce Ough reminds us that disruptions in our lives are sometimes God's call for us to make room for Him. Read More
United Methodist Church offers the gift of hospitality with a warm welcome
The United Methodist Church is taking to the streets of nine major U.S. cities this Christmas with a warm invitation and a hot cup of cocoa. Read More
Council President Addresses “Division and Discord”
In a letter to the people of The United Methodist Church, Bishop Bruce R. Ough called upon all Christians to “remember who we are.” Read More
Preparations Begin for Minneapolis General Conference in 2020
A new Commission on General Conference met November 7-9, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida, to begin organization for the 2020 General Conference to be held in Minneapolis. Read More
Council president offers post-election congratulations and prayers
In a congratulatory letter to President-elect Donald Trump on behalf of the Council of Bishops, Council president Bishop Bruce R. Ough sent a prayer and a plea for the nation. Read More
Committee on Faith and Order organizes for new quadrennium
The United Methodist Committee on Faith and Order met October 26-28 in Atlanta, Georgia, to welcome its new members, elect officers and plan its work for the upcoming quadrennium. Read More