N.Y. pastor expects to face church trial
Rev. Stephen Heiss, pastor in Upper New York Annual Conference who has officiated same-sex weddings, says he will likely face church trial.
Bishop told to rule in clergy candidate case
Denomination’s top court says Southwest Texas bishop must decide in 60 days on question about lesbian clergy candidate.
Bishop Talbert performs wedding for two men
Retired United Methodist Bishop Melvin G. Talbert officiates Oct. 26 marriage ceremony for Bobby Prince and Joe Openshaw in Alabama.
What St. Francis can teach United Methodists
The reformer influenced Christian ministry with the poor, preaching, peace and, of course, pets.
Same-sex couple responds to bishops
Men respond to Council of Bishops executive committee’s statement asking retired Bishop Melvin Talbert to not perform their wedding.
Bishops urge against same-sex union
Council of Bishops’ executive committee issues statement in response to retired Bishop Melvin G. Talbert’s plans to officiate same-sex marriage.
GCFA extends benefits to same-sex couples
Finance agency decides to change the general agencies welfare benefits program’s definition of “spouse” to include same-sex spouses.
30 pastors to perform same-sex wedding
Clergy say they will violate church law to show support for a fellow pastor who is going before a church trial Nov. 18.
Fewer delegates at 2016 General Conference
The Commission on the 2016 General Conference voted to set number of delegates at 850 in first significant drop since 1968.
Indy event targets spousal abuse in church
Faith communities are not exempt from domestic violence, and every church needs a safety team and a safety plan, says advocate.
Bishop Wertz, uniting leader, dies at 97
Leaders credit him with helping forge the merger into today’s United Methodist Church.
Same-sex wedding a challenge for church
Upcoming marriage of two men to be officiated by retired Bishop Melvin Talbert inspires passionate reactions on both sides of the issue.
$25 million pension goal aids retired clergy
Central Conference Pension Initiative reaches goal. “Providing for retired pastors…across the Central Conferences is the right thing to do.”
Anchorage church ‘sheds light’ on abuse
Domestic violence affects men, women and families “of all races, of all economic levels, of all ages, of all religions,” says Jennifer Miller of First United Methodist Church.
United Methodist link to the U.N.
Oct. 24 is United Nations Day. Church Center for the United Nations offers prayer, hospitality, meeting space for those working for human rights.
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