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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

Registration fees to cover budget gap for 2019 Special Session of the General Conference

The Commission on the General Conference has voted to utilize registration fees in order to make up a budget shortfall for the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference. Read More

Judicial Council to hold oral hearing

The Judicial Council will hold a one-hour oral hearing at 9:00 a.m. on May 22, 2018 during their upcoming meeting on May 22-25 at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston, Illinois. Read More

Council of Bishops invites applications for three ecumenical programs

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is inviting applications for three ecumenical programs. Read More

Constitutional amendment to be revisited

The Secretary of the General Conference, announced today that an error was made in the text of a proposed Constitutional amendment as it was presented for voting, and which subsequently... Read More

The Dome in St. Louis selected as venue for 2019 General Conference Special Session

The Commission on General Conference announced that the 2019 special session of the General Conference will be held in The Dome in St. Louis. Read More

The United Methodist Church celebrates 50 years as a denomination in 2018.

United Methodists encouraged to celebrate 50th anniversary of the denomination alongside Pentecost

A new video is among the resources available for United Methodist congregations as they have the opportunity to celebrate both Pentecost and the 50th anniversary of the denomination on May 20. Read More

Bishops announce results of five constitutional amendments; two fail to get two-thirds majority

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has completed canvassing the votes of annual conferences on the five constitutional amendments that were approved by the 2016 General Conference. Read More