Recently Read: Changes in Federal Employment Law Addressed by GCFA

Nashville, TN – In May of this year, the U. S. Department of Labor announced its final changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations. The regulation defines rules to be followed in categorizing certain employees as exempt or non-exempt thereby impacting applicability of overtime payment requirements. The regulations, which go into effect December […]

Recently Viewed: Thomas Kemper at the Istanbul Airport During the Terror Bombing *UPDATED*

UPDATED 06/30/16 11:30am CT Istanbul Airport Hiding out amidst chaos Thomas Kemper was in the Turkish Airlines lounge when the bomb blasts went off. “Everybody started running and went in all directions,” he said. He ended up in a back room off the kitchen, where he hid behind some boxes with another man. “You have […]

Recently Viewed: Every person, no matter what, is loved by God…

“Every person, no matter what, is loved by God… I don’t know about you, but I can’t spend any more time on my knees. It’s time to stand and walk and live together, knowing that God’s love reigns and moves for all people in all places in all times.” – Dr. Andy Stoker ‪#‎AMEN‬ ‪#‎fumcdallas‬ […]

Recently Viewed: Best Practices of Safe Sanctuaries

Safe Sanctuaries: 10 Videos Safe Sanctuaries® is a “social structure that is consistent with the gospel” (¶122) allowing our sanctuaries, classrooms, mission encounters, camps and retreats, and all spaces where we gather to worship and serve God to be places of trust. These videos may be used as a series to introduce the more difficult […]

Bishop Hagiya suggests that change is coming to the UMC

Bishop Grant Hagiya of the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area has written a pastoral letter to the people of his area thanking them for their work in hosting the Portland General Conference, and reflecting on the actions of that conference. For many, this was a tough General Conference to experience, but no more difficult than in […]

Bishops issue post-General Conference letter to the church

Reviving a tradition that is more than a century old, the United Methodist Council of Bishops sent this letter today to the people of The United Methodist Church following the 2016 General Conference, held in Portland, Oregon, May 10-20.

Historic Sending of Missionaries to be Live Streamed from General Conference

Families, friends, and the church at large can watch via the internet on the morning of May 19 as The United Methodist Church commissions (sends) 29 new missionaries as part of the denomination’s 2016 General Conference, its legislature that meets every four years. Connect by going online to: The General Conference Feed is available […]

Recently Viewed: Message To General Conference Delegates

This is from Rev. Eric Folkerth pastor of Northaven UMC in Dallas, Texas. Friends: An important video, for General Conference Delegates. If you are one please watch. If you know one, please share. It addresses why we must address LGBTQ issues directly, and not rely on “restructure” or reframing.” ~ Eric         […]

UPDATED: Recently Viewed: Homeless, Not Voiceless (Dallas Street Choir)

Time for an uplifting moment. The Dallas Street Choir is a ministry in by the North Texas Conference area and directed by Dr. Jonathan Palant who is also the Director of Music at Kessler Park UMC in Dallas, Texas. Bishop Mike McKee says “Jonathan Palant is one of a kind! He started the Dallas Street Choir (Homeless,Not […]

Rev. Brian Milford to head UM Publishing House

Nashville, TN — Meeting via video conference today, the Board of the United Methodist Publishing House elected the Reverend Brian K. Milford (Iowa Annual Conference) as the Incoming President/CEO of The United Methodist Publishing House. In celebrating Milford’s election Board Vice-Chair, Justice Cornelia A. Clark noted, “Brian Milford is known across The United Methodist Church […]