The United Methodist Council of Bishops released a statement on the Israel-Gaza conflict amid rising international calls for a cease-fire. The bishops say they want to encourage work toward long-lasting… Continue Reading Bishops call for peacemaking in Holy Land
The Council of Bishops is recommending an additional church meeting in 2026 to reestablish connection and recast the mission and vision for the UMC.
The special election for reserve delegates to the 2024 NCJ Conference, scheduled for this year’s Michigan Annual Conference, has been canceled.
In response to Judicial Council decision 1445, the Council of Bishops (COB) has formally set the dates for regular sessions of the Jurisdictional Conferences of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to… Continue Reading North Central Jurisdictional Conference 2022
The June 24 Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade has elicited various responses from United Methodists. Several agencies and individuals speak out, including Bishop David Alan Bard of The… Continue Reading United Methodists react to end of Roe v. Wade
The Council of Bishops (COB) is expressing its appreciation following the Judicial Council’s ruling that the COB is authorized to set the date to elect bishops in 2022.
Even as a new denomination gets off the ground, Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton, now president of the Council of Bishops, urged United Methodists to celebrate a launch of their own.
Don’t expect The United Methodist Church to look much different as a denomination come May 2, says Heather Hahn in this report from United Methodist News.
In March the Commission on General Conference will determine whether the assembly will meet later this year. In the meantime, various groups continue to make plans for the future.
Citing the two viruses of COVID and Racism, the United Methodist Council of Bishops calls the church “to pledge ourselves to the fullest expansion of voting rights.”