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Bishop James Dorff resigning due to improper relations

The following statement was just released by United Methodist Communitcations: San Antonio, Texas — Bishop James Dorff of the Rio Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church will voluntarily resign and surrender his credentials effective January 1, 2016. The announcement comes from Bishop Michael McKee, President of the South Central Jurisdictional College of Bishops. The College […]

United Methodist Judicial Council rules on sexuality related issues

BALTIMORE, Md — The Judicial Council, the top court of the United Methodist Church, has issued its rulings for their fall docket and has ordered Bishop James Dorff to issue a ruling of law as to whether the Southwest Texas board of ordained ministry acted appropriately in the the removal of Mary Ann (Kaiser) Barclay […]

`Rio Texas Conference’ to be name of unified Southwest Texas and Rio Grande Conferences

The unified Southwest Texas and Rio Grande Conferences of the United Methodist Church will go by the name “Rio Texas Conference.” The team charged with implementing unification of the conferences chose the name in a unanimous vote on Wednesday, and announced it today. Byrd Bonner, a Southwest Texas Conference layman and co-chair of the Unification […]

UM clergywoman is a ‘first’ at National Cathedral

The job of arranging a memorial service for the first man to walk on the moon fell, in large part, to the first United Methodist to serve as worship director for the Washington National Cathedral, in Washington, D.C. The Rev. Gina Campbell worked behind the scenes to make sure that the Sept. 13, 2012 farewell […]