Archives for April 2015

Krause elected General Secretary of United Methodist Communications

Nashville, Tenn. — The General Commission on Communication announced today that Daniel Krause of Denver has been named top executive of United Methodist Communications, effective June 8, following a vote of the Commission today. Krause is currently a candidate for ordination as an elder in the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church. He […]

Is there room in the church for satire?

Many years ago, back in the 1970’s, a new magazine appeared on the religious scene. Titled “The Wittenberg Door,” the publisher, Mike Yaconelli (of Youth Specialties fame) promised a different take on the nature of faith, a perspective that was willing to poke fun of the human frailties of the church. That was all well […]

GC 2016 recruiting volunteer marshals and pages

Nashville, Tenn. –   Beginning April 1, volunteers can apply online to serve as marshals or pages during The United Methodist Church’s 2016 General Conference. The denomination’s top legislative assembly will meet in Portland, Oregon, May 10-20, 2016. Approximately 150 volunteers are needed to serve as marshals and pages during General Conference. Preference will be given […]

New interim leader selected for UMCom

NASHVILLE, Tenn —   The General Commission on Communication announced today the appointment of an interim chief executive officer for United Methodist Communications, effectively immediately. The Rev. Larry Hollon, who has served as general secretary of United Methodist Communications for the past 15 years, announced this past August that he would retire this spring, having reached […]

Petition submission process begins for General Conference 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn — Petitions for consideration by the 2016 General Conference may be submitted to the Petitions Secretary beginning April 1 and continuing through October 13, 2015. According to church law, “Any organization, clergy member, or lay member of The United Methodist Church may petition the General Conference…” Detailed instructions for submitting a petition are […]

God makes major announcement: “I am leaving the UMC…”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, collectively known as “God,” issued a statement this morning that, in light of the denomination’s ever declining membership and relevance, they are leaving the United Methodist Church. The statement read, in part, “This church just isn’t what it used to be, and quite frankly we’re tired of […]