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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.

NCJ elects Laurie Haller

The North Central Jurisdiction elected the Rev. Laurie Haller bishop on the 13th ballot taken mid-day Thursday, July 14.

Bishops … the BIG picture

Before this time next week The United Methodist Church will consecrate 15 new bishops and here’s the work that lies ahead.

3 Gay pastors nominated for bishop

Three openly gay pastors are candidates for episcopal elections, including Rev. David Meredith of the North Central Jurisdiction.

Term limits for bishops?

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

Michigan endorses two for episcopacy

LANSING  (MIC) — Members of the General/Jurisdictional Delegations of the Detroit and West Michigan Conferences endorsed the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai and the Rev. Laurie Haller as their episcopal nominees at their February 20, 2016 meeting here.

Task force reports core values

The Council of Bishops Task Force on Human Sexuality, Gender and Race has issued a report for members of the Council of Bishops outlining a list of seven core values formulated by the task force for Episcopal leaders and for the denomination.

Episcopal candidates named

The North Central Jurisdictional Conference is held every four years and will next convene in Peoria, IL July 13-16, 2016.

General Conference to look at bishop accountability

HEATHER HAHN United Methodist News Service What does it look like to hold bishops accountable? Over the past four years, a number of United Methodists have debated that question ─ including bishops themselves.