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Latest Releases

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

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer presents

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