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Bishop urges calm and preparation for coronavirus

Coronavirus precautions urged

Bishop David Bard calls Michigan United Methodists to pray for those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. He urges churches to be aware of precautions to take if the outbreak spreads.

UMCOR is not all disaster anymore

Averting a hunger disaster with chickens

This UMCOR-funded project provides chicks to help women and girls generate income in an area with drought and dying crops. Fight disaster before it happens. UMCOR Sunday is March 22.

5 things to know about a U.S. region

Region of the Western Hemisphere

Legislation regarding a region comprising the territory of the U.S. annual conferences is the subject of a Feb. 20 webinar, hosted by the Connectional Table.

Two conferences to vote on Protocol

Bishop Yambasu at GC 2016

A Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace through Separation made global news on January 3. Legislation to enact it at GC2020 will be considered in Michigan and Sierra Leone in March.

Preview of 2020 General Conference

Kennetha Bigham-Tsai provides preview of business

With the 2020 General Conference 13 weeks away, United Methodists visited Nashville last week for a preview of what’s ahead.

Hold on closings and complaints

Thomas Bickerton

“We need to settle ourselves down and breathe and allow the breath of God to take us to this next stage,” said Bishop Thomas Bickerton, regarding complaints and church closings.

Traditionalist event draws big crowd

Chris Ritter is a proponent of the traditionalist approach

Those gathered in Alabama around a Traditionalist church considered a future that’s, “a season of messiness, a season of building, that’s also an opportunity.”

NCJ recommends election of one bishop

The bishops who serve the NCJ

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS…In a meeting last week in Chicago, the North Central Jurisdiction (NCJ) Committee on the Episcopacy and the NCJ College of Bishops have proposed to only elect one bishop during the NCJ Quadrennial Meeting, July 15-18 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The two groups have agreed to form a task force to make recommendations on… Continue Reading NCJ recommends election of one bishop

Lara Martin named UMCOR chief exec

UMCOR brings hope to disaster victims

Global Ministries announces the new director of the United Methodist Committee on Relief is Lara S. Martin, effective Feb. 3.

Mobilizing joy in remote places

Mobilizing people in Vietnam brings joy

Thousands of people around the world have lost the use of their legs through disease or war. Mobility Worldwide and the United Methodist Prosthesis Center bring them joy and freedom.

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