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Bishops offer video as resource for One Church Plan discussions

The Council of Bishops is offering a video outlining the One Church Plan as a resource for annual conferences as they prepare for the 2019 Special Session of General Conference. Read More

Faith leaders’ statement on family separation

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is joining other faith organizations in a statement urging the U.S. government to stop its policy of separating immigrant families. Read More

Retired Bishop Ken Carder (left) has written an Alzheimer's/dementia resource for others based on his experience of caring for his wife, Linda (right), since her diagnosis with frontal temporal dementia.

The United Methodist Church releases Alzheimer’s/dementia resource

How churches can help persons living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, and their caregivers, is the topic of a new free resource. Retired Bishop Ken Carder wrote the... Read More

Petition submission for 2019 Special Session

Petitions for the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church may be submitted to the petitions secretary beginning June 6, 2018 until July 8, 2018. Read More

Bishop Bruce Ough (left) speaks during the oral hearing of the Judicial Council meeting on May 22, 2018. Also pictured (right), Bishop Scott J. Jones of the Texas Conference.

Bishops respond to Judicial Council Decision 1360, in relation to the 2019 General Conference

Council of Bishops President Ken Carter has issued a statement on behalf of the Council of Bishops in response to Decision 1360 as it pertains to the 2019 Special Session of General... Read More

Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward begins June 3 and continues through the Special Session of General Conference in February 2019.

Bishops, The Upper Room launch Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward

The Council of Bishops, in partnership with The Upper Room, is launching Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward to begin June 3 and continue through the Special Session of General Conference... Read More

Bishop Bruce Ough speaks during the oral hearing of the Judicial Council meeting on May 22, 2018.

Bishops urge Judicial Council to restrict petitions to 2019 General Conference

United Methodist bishops urge Judicial Council to restrict 2019 Special Session of the General Conference business to Commission on a Way Forward recommendations. Read More

Bishops clarify statement on Commission on a Way Forward recommendation

The Council of Bishops has issued a clarifying statement to declare that the One Church Plan will be placed before the 2019 General Conference for legislative action. Read More

(l-r) Bishops Ken Carter, Sandra Steiner Ball and David Yemba, Commission on a Way Forward moderators, preside over final meeting.

Commission ends its work; hears bishops’ recommendation for a way forward

The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward for The United Methodist Church concluded its ninth and final meeting in Nashville. Read More

New survey ranks welcoming top factor in church choice

A new survey finds that the top motivators for considering a church are knowing that everyone will be welcomed, making friends and nurturing friendships, support during difficult times and learning... Read More