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Finance board gets update on giving

COVID-19 is one factor affecting finance in the UMC reports uptick in giving during COVID

The General Council on Finance and Administration learns of  volatility in apportionment giving across the connection. Collection rates in the first quarter varied widely among the seven general church funds.

UMC’s future a hot topic

Future of UMC in question

As legislative proposals continue on hold, the future of The United Methodist Church has lately been the subject of statements and opinion pieces from across the globe.

GC online options being considered

Joy Barrett on task force for online options

Joy Barrett serves on a new technology study team looking at online options to accommodate full participation of 900 delegates and leaders participating in the General Conference from four continents.

Bishops call for voter participation

Bishops support full voter participation

United Methodist bishops based in the United States support full participation in the coming election in the face of the two viruses, COVID-19 and racism.

New UMC initiative fights racism

initiative

“Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom” is a multi-agency initiative of The United Methodist Church that was launched on Juneteenth, 2020. “We must resolve, ‘enough is enough,’ UMC Bishops said.

What does reopening look like?

Reopening will require great care

Social distancing measures forced churches to transition to online worship and ministry. As states lift shelter-in-place orders, churches must consider how — or when— to return to in-person worship.

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.

Reaction aplenty to separation plan

Kennetha Bigham-Tsai leads the Connectional Table that proposes a regional conference structure for the US

Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, chief connectional officer of The United Methodist Church, is among those sharing thoughts on the new plan for possible separation of The United Methodist Church.

The Joyful Journey

Loom with colorful threads

In this month’s blog, The Joyful Journey, Bishop David A. Bard remembers a Grammy-winning song and views the 2019 General Conference as a tapestry rich in the love of God.

Term limits for bishops?

General Conference Legislation calls for end of  the life-long term for episcopal leaders.