Archives for October 2013

Openshaw & Prince thank supporters and call for support for Bishop Talbert

Joe Openshaw and Bobby Prince, the two gay men whose marriage was celebrated by United Methodist Bishop Melvin G. Talbert in Birmingham this past Saturday, have written a letter of thanks to their supporters and are encouraging those allies to contact their bishops with expressions of support for Bishop Talbert’s actions.  The letter was published […]

Young clergy gather and look forward to retirement at revitup!

ATLANTA, Ga — On October 28th, 150 young United Methodist clergy and a handful of clergy spouses from across the United States gathered in Atlanta for revitup!, a three-day conference hosted by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. “Usually when we put events together, it’s only pastors closer to retirement who show up. […]

Forum at Adrian College to Address Issues Facing Stakeholders for Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 30, 13 Contact: Jennifer Compton, 517.264.3862,   Forum at Adrian College to Address Issues Facing Stakeholders for Education Event to be held on November 12 in Dawson Auditorium   ADRIAN, Mich – Who is responsible for public education? What are the purposes of education? How do we achieve these purposes? These are the […]

Perkins School of Theology Accepts Nominations Through Dec. 2 for 2014 Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2013 For more information:           Rev. Connie Nelson, Director of Public Affairs and Alumni Relations                           214-768-2335,                           Rev. Dr. Tim McLemore, Associate Director of Public Affairs                           214-768-1393,   An online version of this Media Release is available at    Perkins School of Theology Accepts Nominations Through Dec. 2 for 2014 Woodrow B. Seals […]

Annual Lessons and Carols Concert at Adrian College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: October 31, 13 CONTACT: Jennifer Compton; 517 264.3862   Annual Lessons and Carols Concert at Adrian College Performance scheduled for Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. with service to follow.   ADRIAN, Mich. – The Adrian College Choir and Orchestra will present their annual Lessons & Carols Service at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 8th, […]

Grant Applications Due in January for Local Church Racial/Ethnic Ministries

  NEWS RELEASE GBOD Communications Office Steve Horswill-Johnston, Executive Director (615) 340-1726 (O) (615) 429-3431 (C) Editors: Resending to include dropped material with contact information about grants Grant Applications Due in January for Local Church Racial/Ethnic Ministries NASHVILLE, Tenn. Oct. 31, 2013 /GBOD/ – Applications for grants up to $10,000 to help local United Methodist churches build ministries that […]

Good News president releases video on Bishop Talbert

Good News president Rob Renfroe released a video statement this afternoon on Bishop Melvin G. Talbert’s disobedience of United Methodist church law in presiding at a celebration of marriage for a gay couple in Alabama this past week. In the video, Renfroe focuses in particular on Talbert’s actions in refusing Bishop Debra Wallace Padgett’s request […]

Upper NY bishop issues statement on complaint

Bishop Mark J. Webb of the Upper New York Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church has issued the following statement on a complaint brought against the Rev. Stephen Heiss regarding his performing same-sex marriages: After 120 days of a supervisory response, which included a 30-day extension, to seek a just resolution of the complaint […]

St. Paul School of Theology names new acting president

The Board of Trustees has named Dr. R. Kevin LaGree (MDiv ’80) Acting President for Saint Paul School of Theology. This comes following the announcement from Saint Paul President Myron F. McCoy in August of his intention to leave Saint Paul during the summer of 2014 in order to embark on the next chapter of […]

UMPH president announces transition process toward retirement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Neil Alexander, President and Publisher of the United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH), released a letter to UMPH staff today announcing his intention to retire before or soon after the 2016 General Conference, and that the UMPH board will be initiating a two year process to search for a new publisher to allow […]