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Future uncertain for Liberians in U.S.

Bishop Samuel J. Quire, Jr. preaching

Liberians living in the U.S. fear deportation, but the UMC in Liberia is preparing to welcome its brothers and sisters back home.

UMCOR mobilizes from Africa to Iowa

As UMCOR Sunday approaches, UMCOR is working on the scene of flooding in mid-America and a cyclone in southern Africa.

Are 13 seminaries sustainable?

Decreasing enrollment and support from Ministerial Education Funds prompts a study of 13 United Methodist seminaries. Here are the findings.

Wespath announces court ruling

Two-story house with five dollar bills background

On March 18, 2019 Wespath announced that the Appeals Court rules clergy housing allowances do not violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.

Bishop Carter responds to New York Times

Bishop Carter speaks at a press conference.

  On March 14 the Times published a feature, “Improper Voting Discovered at Methodist Vote on Gay Clergy.” Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, President of the Council of Bishops responds. 

Task force investigating GC2019 voting

Gary Graves, General Conference Secretary, answers questions about what's next.

General Conference organizers appointed a task force to investigate possible improper voting at the recently completed special session of the top lawmaking body. 

Details of court docket summarized

Day of Prayer at 2019 General Conference

Headline-making decisions by the legislative body of The United Methodist Church will be reviewed next month by the top court. 

Beginning to look ahead after GC2019

Bishop Carter speaks at a press conference.

  The Council of Bishops, Wesley Covenant Association, Western Jurisdiction, Judicial Council, and congregations around the globe take next steps after GC 2019.

UMCOR needs you on March 31

Cleaning Buckets being made ready for use after storms in the southern U.S.

UMCOR Sunday, a church-wide special offering that pays the administrative costs of UMCOR, is coming in four weeks. Your gifts support the 100% promise.

GC2019 maps uncertain way forward

Delegates and Bishops pray together during 2019 General Conference.

More than 53 percent of General Conference delegates approved the Traditional Plan. What’s still uncertain is how much of the legislation will take effect. Unknown until the Judicial Council rules.

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