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Recently Read: NY Conference approves LGBTQ ministry candidates

Four clergy candidates who came out as gay in an open letter to The United Methodist Church before the 2016 General Conference were among 28 people approved for ministry by the New York Conference. Elyse Ambrose, Bruce Lamb and Lea Matthews were approved for commissioning and Alex da Silva Souto was approved for ordination. A […]

Numbers show church in U.S. still sliding

The United Methodist Church saw a reduction of at least 71,971 U.S. members in 2011. Put another way, the denomination in the United States lost in one year roughly the equivalent of the Minnesota Annual Conference and Red Bird Missionary Conference combined. This snapshot comes from reports from 55 of the 59 U.S. Conferences, which […]