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Council of Bishops Executive Committee Meets in Dallas

The Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church held its annual January meeting on the 13th-14th in Dallas, Texas. Read More

Press Center

The press center provides an archive of press releases and statements, as well as media resources and contact information for assistance with media inquiries and interview requests. Read More

E-store offers United Methodist resources

United Methodist Communications has launched a completely re-designed denominational e-store at shop.umc.org. Read More

Wenner expresses appreciation for Pope’s ministry

Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, expressed appreciation and gratitude for the ministry of Pope Benedict XVI in a letter to the Nuncio of the Holy See in Berlin, Archbishop Jean-Claude Périsset. Read More

Survey ranks top Christmas activities

Americans believe Christmas is the most important holiday, followed by Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Easter, according to a new holiday survey commissioned by United Methodist Communications. Read More

United Methodists Garner Highest Favorability Score

About 62% of adult Americans have a favorable impression of United Methodists. That's according to a new survey from LifeWay Research that looks at perceptions of faith groups among adults in the U.S. Read More

General Conference Rule Changes Proposed

Proposals include providingSabbath rest, setting adeadline for evening adjournment, and expanding scheduled time for committee work. Read More

America’s Sunday Supper promotes service

United Methodist Communications and the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society are urging communities to Rethink Church with America's Sunday Supper on January 15, 2012, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Human Relations Day. Read More

Imagine No Malaria receives $3 million grant

The United Methodist Church will get a surge of support for its work to eliminate deaths and suffering from malaria in Africa, thanks to a $3 million supplemental grant from the United Nations Foundation. Read More

United Methodists Launch Free Mobile App

Mobile device users can easily access information about The United Methodist Church on the go with a new free United Methodist application. Read More

Goodpaster Calls for Building Bridges on 9/11

Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster, President of the Council of Bishops, is urging United Methodists to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11 with prayer and interfaith connection.
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Economy trumps terrorism as top concern

A decade after 9/11, only 16% of Americans believe terrorism is the most important issue in the world, according to a new survey on Americans' interest in international concerns and related behaviors.

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Pre-General Conference briefing to be held Jan. 19-21

United Methodist Communications will host a news briefing in preparation for General Conference 2012 in Tampa. Read More

Vital Congregations Website Empowers Churches

A new website aims to equip and empower local churches to become vital and healthy congregations. UMVitalCongregations.org is designed to help churches move through a process of evaluation and assessment as they begin to set goals, and then find key resources to help them achieve those goals. Read More

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