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United Methodists react to end of Roe v. Wade

Photo of U.S. Supreme Court

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

Door opens to elect bishops in 2022

2016 NCJ delegates elect David Bard

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.

Bishops urge the relaunch of UMC

Council of Bishops leaders pass gavel

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.

When a denomination launches

What denomination for a church?

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.

Debate over church future heats up

2021 North Central Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church

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.

Bishops call for equal voting rights

Voting rights guaranteed by Constitution

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.”

May we all feel at home

At home at Bowbells UMC

Reflecting on the church home we choose or are adopted into, the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne imagines the future of the continuing United Methodist Church and emerging denominations.

Bishops offer framework for UMC

Bishops statement

United Methodist bishops envision a church driven by the mission of Christ, where all will have a home. They aim for this narrative to be a starting point for United… Continue Reading Bishops offer framework for UMC

Bard’s oversight of Minnesota Conf to continue

The Dakotas, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, served by these bishopsand East Ohio bishops

A plan for episcopal leadership in the North Central Jurisdiction, set to end December 31, 2021, has now been extended by the Council of Bishops. Bishop David Bard will continue… Continue Reading Bard’s oversight of Minnesota Conf to continue

Bishops’ grace sought in church exits

Grace for global Methodists sought

An ad hoc group of United Methodists has released an open letter titled, “A Call to Grace.” Over 250 signed the letter urging bishops to allow churches to leave with… Continue Reading Bishops’ grace sought in church exits

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