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After 50 years, MLK dream nearer to reality

In his annual letter, Bishop White recalls 1963 when King 'took that mass of humanity to ... Church!' in the March on Washington. Read More

United Methodists of note who died in 2012

Bishops, agency leaders, evangelists and political leaders among those United Methodists who filled their lives with contributions. Read More

Bishop Stokes, scholar and reconciler, dies

Stokes, 100, was a longtime professor at Candler and helped bring together previously segregated church in Mississippi. Read More

Cokesbury closures challenge seminaries

Theological schools have multiple options for supplying students. But some worry the loss of brick-and-mortar stores will do lasting damage. Read More

The priorities of 14 new bishops

Their challenges - from disaster response to malaria to global conflict - distinguish them, but reaching out to a world in need unites them. Read More

Bishop Leontine Kelly dies at 92

First African-American woman bishop is remembered as a trailblazer, spiritual mother and 'a gift to The United Methodist Church.' Read More

Longtime Bishop Paul A. Duffey dies at 91

United Methodist episcopal leader served Alabama-West Florida, Louisville and Tennessee Annual (regional) conferences. Read More

Racism still stings, bishop tells King

In his birthday letter to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Bishop Woodie White ponders whether race is America's 'stubborn virus.' Read More

UMTV: Church Drive-Thru Prayer

Atlanta drivers stuck in rush hour traffic can pull over for some comfort and connection. "I've seen tears of joy and restoration." View

Training Churches for Job Ministry: Katherine Simons

Simons works with Roswell UMC's successful Job Networking ministry and hopes other churches will begin their own to help those out of work. View

Car Care for Single Moms

Church makes mothers' day. "They came for free gas, but the look in their eyes when you said 'I would be glad to pray for you' was a God moment." View

Leaders ponder funding, structural changes

Among the proposals is to combine general agencies into fewer groups and to change the denomination's funding formulas. Read More

Bishops seek change in presidency

The constitutional amendment would allow the Council of Bishops to elect one of its members to be a full-time, nonresidential bishop for four years. Read More

Bishops to change ecumenical agency

If General Conference approves, the agency will become part of the Council of Bishops. Read More

Bishops hear call to lead church’s future

But church leaders face a challenge in gauging what sort of guidance United Methodists need, bishop admits. Read More

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