The UMCNext coalition has just released a plan that would remove restrictions against same-sex weddings and ordination of LGBTQ clergy. The plan also would let local churches vote to leave the denomination.
The Indianapolis Plan for proposed UMC separation, is being put forward by a group including traditional, progressive, and centrist viewpoints.
Officials of Wespath, the agency that administers UM pension funds and benefits, are touting its efforts to be environmentally friendly.
Christian symbols take many forms. This cross, as old as the church, teaches faith is “an anchor for the soul.”
On July 18 the United Methodist Connectional Table approved sending legislation to the 2020 General Conference that proposes the creation of a new structure for churches in the United States.
Many United Methodist conferences meeting across the United States this summer had passionate discussions about the future of the denomination.
Everything from green-friendly investing to connecting with government officials was discussed at the recent 2019 United Methodist Creation Care Summit.
The 2020 General Conference convenes in Minneapolis on May 5. Updates and resources to help you follow this historic event are available at gc.michiganumc.org.
On July 10 UM News released a report of a “New Form of Unity,” proposed by Bishops David Bard (Michigan) and Scott Jones (Texas). Read the report and more comments from Bishop Bard.
Church membership data plays a critical role in denominational decision-making. Heather Hahn explains how church leaders gather the information and the role it plays.