Hopeful UM Group Gathers in Nashville to Envision Faithful Future 

Nashville, May 4 Forty-seven United Methodists from the five jurisdictions in the United States and 21 annual conferences gathered in Nashville this week to identify ways to encourage a strong centering voice for United Methodists to bear witness to a graceful and mutually respectful way of living in the Wesleyan tradition. More than half of the ethnically diverse […]

Responses Across the Connection

Judicial Council Ruling Last night, the Judicial Council issued Decision No. 1341, responding to a petition by the South Central ...
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Newly elected Bishop Karen Oliveto, a married lesbian who has become the first openly gay bishop of the United Methodist Church, stands with Mountain Sky Area Bishop Elaine Stanovsky, left, and Los Angeles Area Bishop Minerva Carcano. Photo courtesy of Charmaine Robledo, director of communications, United Methodist Church Mountain Sky Area

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UMC Bishops Call Special Session of General Conference for 2019

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Two Large UM Churches Vote to Leave Denomination

by Walter Fenton Two large local United Methodist churches in the Mississippi Annual Conference have taken congregation wide votes to leave ...
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Christians at a Crossroads

by David Watson Christians in the United States currently stand at a moral crossroads. We face serious decisions regarding refugees ...
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New Interim Executive Director to Lead Scarritt Bennett Center

Nashville, Tennessee – January 10, 2017 – Sarah Wilke has been appointed interim executive director of Scarritt Bennett Center, effective ...
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Epiphany Message from the Moderators of the Commission on a Way Forward

Epiphany means manifestation. This festival comes after Christmas and following the "Twelve Days of Christmas" to celebrate the manifestation of ...
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Survey Seeks Input for New United Methodist Hymnal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Dec. 15, 2016 / Discipleship Ministries United Methodists are being asked to name their favorite and least favorite ...
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