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Door open 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.

Denominational giving drops for 3rd year

Giving down third year in a row

The decline in UMC giving comes as COVID-19 continues its menace and a possible denominational separation is on the horizon.

A United Methodist ‘schism’?

Praying against threatened schism

The Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue, Jr., considers the possible schism in the denomination and concludes the best outcome is, “holding on to the hand of Jesus Christ.”

Bishops appalled by WCA plan

Central Conference bishops concerned about vaccination

The Wesleyan Covenant Association’s (WCA) plan to assist some United Methodists, mostly in Africa, with getting COVID-19 vaccinations has been denounced by Central Conference bishops. 

General Conference plans continue

General Conference planners on Zoom

Planners of the next General Conference stick to the goal of holding this pivotal legislative assembly in person with delegates from around the globe. Inclusion and health are top values.

Connectional Table aims to restructure

Connectional Table officers

The Connectional Table hopes to restructure with a  goal is to become a body that serves the whole church rather than certain constituencies. 

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

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

United Methodists looking for home

United Methodists have options

The United Methodist Church. The Global Methodists Church. Those are two future home bases for every United Methodist. Online and in-person events are planned to help discuss and discern which… Continue Reading United Methodists looking for home

General Conference plans move ahead

Virus a concern for planner Gary Graves

The Commission on the General Conference is monitoring vaccinations, VISA availability, and virus related travel restrictions around the world as they continue plans for a 2022 meeting of the law-making… Continue Reading General Conference plans move ahead

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