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Plan UMC’s fate still up to GC2016

Petitions before the United Methodist top lawmaking body would eliminate three general commissions and alter the boards of other agencies. Read More

#CTTalks 5: Worldwide Nature — Structure

Connectional Table board members Benedita Penicela (Mozambique), Fred Brewington (Northeast Jurisdiction), and Ole Birch (Denmark) discuss legislation that proposes a process for structuring and aligning ourselves as a worldwide connection. View

Q&A: Finance and Administration

GCFA protects the legal interests of the denomination, collects and analyzes important statistics, serves as the trustees of the denomination's assets, and maintains an insurance program for local churches. Read More

Retired Bishop Jane Allen Middleton. Photo courtesy the New York Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Bishop Middleton named interim leader in New York

Retired Bishop Jane Allen Middleton tapped to be interim bishop for New York Annual (regional) Conference, from Jan. 1, 2015, through Aug. 31, 2016. Read More

Darryl Barrows, Connectional Table member, receives communion from the Rev. Enrique Hernandez from the Tennessee Conference. The Connectional Table is meeting November 15-17 in Franklin, Tenn. A UMNS photo by Ginny Underwood.

Administration

The Connectional Table and the general agencies are created by the General Conference to administer or carry out the programs and directives it adopts. Read More

Oakdale United Methodist Church near Deshler, Ohio, stands at the crossroads of four counties. Rural churches remain an important part of the denomination’s presence in the U.S. The United Methodist Rural Fellowship wants to make sure rural congregations have a voice within any new church structure. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Accompanies UMNS story # 129. 4/10/12.; A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Guide to pastoral transitions

A new leader has ninety days to prove him or herself according to author Michael Watkins. Read tips for successful transitions to a new church. Read More

The Rev. Alfred T. Day III, pastor of St. George's United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Pa. Photo courtesy of St. George’s United Methodist Church.

New head of Archives and History named

The Rev. Alfred T. Day, III, pastor and historian of the oldest United Methodist Church in America, will become the chief historian for the denomination. Read More

Who is the head of The United Methodist Church?

The General Conference is the only body that can speak officially for the church. Read More

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. Read More

FAQs: Who We Are

Get contact information for regional offices, local churches and more. Also find out about clergy and laity leadership roles. View

Regional conferences take on social issues

United Methodists tackled hot-button topics like homosexuality, gun violence, divestment and immigration reform. Read More

The Status & Role of Women

Advocates for, and on behalf of, women by seeking to eliminate inequities and by monitoring the general agencies, institutions, and connectional structures to ensure the inclusion of women. Read More

Q&A: Commission on the Status & Role of Women

We challenge the church to overcome the sin of sexism, sexual exploitation, gender discrimination and idolatry. Read More

United Methodist Men

Involves men in a growing relationship to Jesus Christ and his church and provides resources and support for programs of evangelism, stewardship and the needs of men. Read More

Q&A: United Methodist Men

We train and provide resources for local churches, districts and annual conferences to have a sustained, all-inclusive ministry to, for and through men. Read More

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