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No episcopal elections until 2022

COB considers election of bishops and consequences of delayed General Conference

Though some U.S. delegates called for episcopal elections in 2021, the Council of Bishops holds to the plan to elect no new leaders until after the 2022 General Conference.

Bishop calls all to the table

President Bishop calls UMC to the table

The United Methodist Council of Bishops is meeting online April 26-30. Council President Cynthia Fierro Harvey’s opening sermon highlighted the image of the family table that brings people together in conversation.

Still thanking God for Imagine No Malaria

Imagine no Malaria touched her life

The Global Health initiative of the General Board of Global Ministries has integrated the work of Imagine No Malaria with its Mother, Newborn, and Child Health program.

Conversations on UMC vision launched

Connectional Table invites conversations. CT is led by Kennetha Bigham-Tsai

With General Conference now delayed to 2022, the Connectional Table hopes to bring more people into conversations that could help the denomination move forward.

Zoom with Michigan missionaries

Missionaries connect with the world

COVID-19 has not stopped the vital service of United Methodist missionaries. They are #StillInMission and relating to their supporting churches online. 

Shared mission expands connection

Cass Community Social Services has connection with community through Vaccine Clinic

John Wesley taught that faith is meant to be practiced together. United Methodists’ shared mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world expands our connection.

Top court will not rule on Protocol in advance

Thomas Bickerton at General Conference 2019

The Judicial Council has ruled, through Zoom sessions, on part of a spring 2020 docket postponed by COVID. The court issued decisions on three matters from the 2019 Michigan Annual Conference.

African bishops consider UMC future

Samuel Quire among African bishops

Bishop Samuel J. Quire Jr., Liberia Conference, is among African bishops considering a relationship with other traditionalists if the UMC splits over theological differences on human sexuality.

Take action to create change

Making change by phone

The General Board of Church & Society offers a “Creating Change Together” toolkit to help you create engagement and put faith into action.

NAMS offering creates new history

Native American family

This collection of resources can be downloaded to promote the Native American Ministries Sunday to your members. Help create a new history.