United Methodists ready to Change the World
More than 1,500 congregations, charges, districts and conferences around the globe take the church into the community.
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.
Wenner’s ‘stepping stones’ to bishop
German episcopal leader and new council president always felt welcome in the UMC.
Biblical Mothers – not a job for the faint of heart
As the U.S. prepares to celebrate Mother's Day, we look at some of the strong role models from Scripture.
Remember maternal health on Mother’s Day
Mothers are vital to families and communities, but many women struggle to have healthy pregnancies and births.
Week 2: GC2012 flurry of motions, ministry
Frustrated by not voting on major restructure legislation, some felt as if GC2012 accomplished nothing. That’s not the case.
Week 1: GC2012’s ‘slow’ week still busy
Delegates to The United Methodist General Conference considered 1,200 petitions as they prayed, praised and protested.
GC2012: General Conference wrap-up
United Methodists contend with structural and social issues at legislative assembly in Tampa.
Bishops close, reopen General Conference session
After presiding bishop threatened to close GC2012 plenary sessions to visitors, cooler heads prevailed.
GC2012: Bishop encourages delegates
As a sometimes difficult General Conference draws to a close, Bishop Rosemarie Wenner offers a message of hope.
GC2012: Bishops urge ‘communities of love’
Kiesey and Matthews emphasize practice of ‘blessing each other, rather than cursing each other.’
GC2012: Conference lowers apportionments
General Conference lowers general church apportionments by 6.03 percent, but local churches are unlikely to see differences.
GC2012: Delegate serves 11th term
Ruth Daugherty of Eastern Pennsylvania has witnessed some of the historic and defining moments of General Conferences.
GC2012: Judicial Council voids Plan UMC
Compromise restructure plan unanimously deemed unconstitutional; two other referrals deferred until fall.
May 4 wrap: No restructure in 2012
A day filled with drama over an unexpected ruling on the church's structure plan ended anticlimactically when delegates adjourned without coming to a decision.
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