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Dates for GC and NCJ conferences set

Dates for General and Jurisdictional Conference set.

The 2020 General and Jurisdictional conferences were postponed because of COVID-19. New 2021 dates were announced on May 26 along with a leadership plan for the NCJ.

Call for justice in Arbery killing

United Methodist speaking out on killing of Ahmoud Arbery

In the aftermath of the killing of Ahmoud Arbery, United Methodists, including the Rev. Dr. B. Kevin Smalls, are speaking out against the deterioration of race relations in the U.S.

Bishops celebrate connection

Council celebrates connection on Zoom.

120 bishops from around the globe held their first-ever virtual meeting. They celebrate new ways the church is in ministry during the pandemic.

Tentative GC dates announced for 2021

Tentative dates for GC 2021 announced

The tentative dates for the next General Conference are August 31-September 10, 2021. Once official, other significant meetings will be also be fixed on the calendar.

Jurisdictional conferences postponed

NCJ postponed

On April 6 the announcement was made that all U.S. Jurisdictional Conferences for 2020 are postponed. The Council of Bishops will reschedule in the near future.

Headlines from the UM connection

GCFA made headlines around giving

Here are two national and global headlines that should not be missed as we respond to the coronavirus emergency.

Bishops have questions for Judicial Council

Bishops Haller and Ough listen intently during a meeting of the Council of Bishops.

Council of Bishops asks the Judicial Council, UMC’s top court, to rule on five questions related to the Traditional Plan. 

Bishops address a ‘chaotic moment’ in UMC

Bishops Kiesey and Steiner-Ball

The Council of Bishops began its spring meeting May 6 amid conversations around the denomination about possibly splitting the church. 

Bishops make key decisions

Two women bishops renewing baptism

The Council of Bishops has concluded its meeting and is offering both a pastoral word and prophetic questions about decisions of the 2019 General Conference.

Denomination’s future under discussion

Adam Hamilton at the microphone.

Conversations about the future of The UMC are quietly occurring among leaders after General Conference underscored deep divisions over homosexuality.