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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
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
UMC Bishops Call Special Session of General Conference for 2019
The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Read More
Bishops say pray, don’t be afraid as Judicial Council weighs decision
Council of Bishops President Bishop Bruce Ough has called on all United Methodists to pray unceasingly, intentionally and earnestly for the unity of the church as the Judicial Council ponders... Read More
The United Methodist Church mourns with Coptic Church
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church issued a letter expressing grief with the Coptic Orthodox Church over recent terrorist bombings that targeted Coptic churches in Egypt, killing... Read More