Bishops, others react to complaint vs. Talbert
Council of Bishops’ call for a complaint against one of its own is prompting mixed reactions from United Methodists — including bishops.
Pastor penalized for same-sex wedding
The Rev. Frank Schaefer receives a 30-day suspension and told if he can’t uphold the Book of Discipline he must surrender his credentials.
UMCOR responds to midwest tornados
The UMCOR is working with affected conferences to assist with immediate relief needs after tornadoes left widespread damage on Sunday, November 17.
UMCOR delivers food to typhoon survivors
Residents of Tacloban, Philippines are “overwhelmed” as staff and volunteers bring staples like rice and beans.
United Methodists receive freedom medal
Former senators Lugar and Inouye honored by Obama for their public service as examples of those who have “strengthened our nation.”
Church responds to Illinois, Indiana tornados
United Methodists are working to determine the extent of damage in the hardest-hit states after multiple tornados struck on Nov. 17.
Young adults aid Philippines survivors
Bearing relief supplies and hope, seven United Methodist young adults traveled 255 kilometers to reach Typhoon Haiyan survivors in Leyte.
Making church more welcoming at Christmas
The holidays are a great time to connect with new people and market your church. Find ways to reach your community this season.
Video: UMCOR’s Response After Typhoon
“UMCOR really is the local church.” Leaders talk about ways United Methodists are bringing real relief to those hit by Typhoon Haiyan.
Ongoing coverage of Philippines response
After the devastation of Haiyan, the church is responding with relief and support. Read the latest news, find resources, donate.
Bishops visit Cherokee as part of repentance
“Immersion experience” for Council of Bishops begins at Trail of Tears. Churches can “choose to be a catalyst of healing and reconciliation.”
Brown, Ough to lead bishops
Warner H. Brown Jr. will become next president, and council elects Bruce R. Ough as president-designate and Cynthia Fierro Harvey as secretary.
Reaction to call to end church trials
Polity expert’s call to halt church trials related to denomination’s stance on homosexuality gets reactions online, within Council of Bishops.
2016 General Conference delegate count
The secretary of the General Conference, Rev. L. Fitzgerald Reist, released today a list of numbers of delegates by annual conferences.
Church preparing for Pennsylvania clergy trial
The Rev. Frank Schaefer goes on trial Nov. 18-19 for officiating at the same-sex union of his son in 2007.
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