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Modern-Day Episcopal Address Will Be Multimedia Experience

When Bishop Sharon Brown Christopher delivers the Episcopal Address at the United Methodist General Conference in Fort Worth on April 24, it will be a much different experience than when the first formal Episcopal Address was presented in 1812. It will, in fact, be the first of its kind.
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Nothing But Nets Nets Over $18 Million To Date

In its first year, the Nothing But Nets campaign raised over $18 million from more than 60,000 donors. A new report issued by the United Nations Foundation, creator of the grassroots campaign, indicates that... Read More

United Methodists Prepared for Online Visitors at General Conference

United Methodist Communications is prepared for thousands of online visitors to watch and gather information on the denomination's 2008 legislative conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Alexander, Williams Elected by General Secretaries Table

Neil Alexander, president of United Methodist Publishing House, has been elected by the General Secretaries Table to serve as chairperson. The Rev. Robert Williams, chief executive of the Commission on Archives and History, will serve as secretary. Read More

United Methodist Communications Hosts Pre-General Conference News Briefing

In preparation for the quadrennial meeting of The United Methodist Church's top policy-making body in Fort Worth later this year, United Methodist Communications will host a Pre-General Conference News Briefing Jan. 24-26 at the Hilton Fort Worth Hotel.
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Nothing But Nets to Distribute 133,000 Nets to Families in Mali

The people of The United Methodist Church and Nothing But Nets- a global, grassroots campaign to prevent malaria-announced today that the Rev. Gary Henderson, executive director of the Global Health Initiative, will travel to Mali, Africa as part of a United Nations Foundation and Nothing But Nets delegation to observe... Read More

United Methodist Bishops Urge Immediate Withdrawal of Troops From Iraq

Bishops of The United Methodist Church today called for the United States and its coalition partners to begin an immediate withdrawal of all troops from Iraq. Read More

Iowa Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer to Lead United Methodist Bishops

Iowa Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer was elected today to lead the worldwide Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church. He will begin his two-year term as the Council's president in May 2008. Read More

United Methodists to Air Messages of Hope for Southern California Fire Victims

Southern California United Methodists will air television commercials sharing messages of hope with millions of their neighbors affected by the wildfires that have destroyed nearly 2,000 homes and scarred more than 600,000 acres. Read More

United Methodist Bishops Meet to Prepare for 2008 General Conference

United Methodist bishops from around the world will meet Nov. 4-9 at the Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center in North Carolina's Smoky Mountains. Read More

Final Study of Ministry report available online

A commission issues its final report on its work to clarify the ordering of ministry within The United Methodist Church. Read More

United Methodists Offer Prayers, Caring in Wake of Bridge Collapse

United Methodists across Minneapolis are standing in solidarity with victims and families in the aftermath. Read More

Commission wants further study of church’s ministry

The group will ask General Conference for four more years to review the United Methodist system of ordination. Read More

Ministry commission puts recommendations, survey online

The Study of Ministry Commission is proposing eight recommendations about the ordering of ministry. Read More

Survey, still under way, shows satisfaction with orders of ministry

Survey finds that isolation, itinerancy, guaranteed appointments and the need for better evaluation of the effectiveness are among concerns. Read More

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