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Commission starts to sketch options for the way forward

The Commission on a Way Forward has started sketching models to share with the Council of Bishops as options for finding a way forward for The United Methodist Church (UMC)... Read More

Zoya Hameed (right), a physician from the United Kingdom, hugs Hanin, a frightened Syrian refugee girl, on a beach near Molyvos, on the Greek island of Lesbos, on October 30, 2015. The girl was on a boat full of refugees that traveled to Lesbos from Turkey. The boat was provided by Turkish traffickers to whom the refugees paid huge sums to arrive in Greece. Hameed is one of hundreds of volunteers on the island who receive the refugees and provide them with warm clothing and medical care before continuing to Western Europe.

Global Migration Sunday set for First Sunday in Advent, December 3

To prayerfully remember the plight of migrants, Global Migration Sunday has been set for December 3, the first Sunday of Advent. On this date, all United Methodist churches are asked to... Read More

Commission on a Way Forward prepares for critical meeting in Berlin

Members of the Commission on a Way Forward s during one of their meetings in Washington, D.C. in April. (Photo by Maidstone Mulenga) Read More

Hundreds march for DACA and the Dream Act in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sept. 5, leaving from Centennial Park and ending outside the offices of U.S. Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Immigration Task Force issues call to action on DACA

Immigration panel urges churches to act in support of young people affected by DACA. Read More

Bishop John Yambasu gives the benediction at the end of a remembrance and thanksgiving service for the victims and survivors of a devastating landslide at the bottom of Mount Sugar Loaf, Sierra Leone, on Aug. 27. United Methodists — including entire families — are among the hundreds killed after torrential rains caused deadly mudslides and flooding near Freetown. Photo by Phileas Jusu. UMNS.

COB President appeals for prayers and disaster relief support

Bishop Bruce R. Ough urges all United Methodists to pray and offer support to survivors of Gulf Coast flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone. Read More

UMC Bishops: Stand up against racism and white supremacy

Bishop Bruce R. Ough has challenged United Methodists and all peoples of faith to be bold in the witness against racism and white supremacy. Read More

Commission on a Way Forward issues status report

The Commission on a Way Forward has released a status report updating the church and the leaders on the faithful work of the Commission after four meetings. Read More

Opening communion worship at the United Methodist 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon

Worship and Music Director Sought for 2020 General Conference

The Commission on the General Conference is seeking a worship and music director responsible for the overall worship and music program management of The United Methodist Church’s 2020 General Conference. Read More

Commission on a Way Forward meets in Chicago

The Commission on a Way Forward held its fourth meeting on July 19-21 at the Wespath building in Chicago, Illinois. Read More

2014 Interpreter covers

Interpreter to cease publication at year’s end

United Methodist Communications announced today that Interpreter magazine, the official program journal of The United Methodist Church, will cease publication after the November/December 2017 issue. Read More