Wenner, Brown win election to lead bishops
Bishop Rosemarie Wenner of Germany will be the first woman from outside the United States to preside over the council.
It’s the time of the season for meeting
Every four years, United Methodists have a hectic spring and summer full of annual and jurisdictional conference meetings.
Remember maternal health on Mother’s Day
Mothers are vital to families and communities, but many women struggle to have healthy pregnancies and births.
UMTV: Bar Church Serves All
Pubs provide alternative to traditional church. "Jesus never said, 'If you need me, I'll be in the temple.' He was always out in the world."
Do we understand how the church works?
Evidence and experience point to knowledge gap separating members from the official stands and policies of the church.
First service recalls Jesus’ seaside ministry
Maskoko Nation member consecrates worship space; Goodpaster tells delegates ‘we now gather beside Tampa Bay to clean and mend our nets.’
Bishops urged to bring peace to GC2012
Council of Bishops president says more anxiety precedes this General Conference than any in recent history.
The plan for congregational vitality
‘Seeing the world as our parish, and seeing the individuals in that world as potential disciples,’ says Bishop Thomas Bickerton, ‘is the key to a revitalization.’
Pension-plan decisions affect generations
Michael B. Watts asks what effect decisions will have on the church and its ministry.
Two perspectives on restructuring debate
Bloggers share thoughts on which of the plans being presented might work best and discuss concerns about “who at the table is voting.”
Two perspectives on sexuality debate
One blogger asserts “maintaining the current stance in our Discipline” as another asks, “Is there any chance the outcome will be different?”
Two views on Ministry Study report
Bloggers discuss controversial proposals “separating ordination from membership” and “eliminating guaranteed appointment.”
Two views on a set-aside bishop
Pastor questions “modeling church structure after corporate practices,” while COB president says we currently “demand much of one person.”
Will restructuring save money?
Yes, but the unanswered questions are how much and whether it will be enough to make a difference for local churches.
Congregation offers vital ministries
Native American Ministries Sunday is this weekend. When you give to this special offering, you support congregations like Sacred Pathways.
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