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Wespath assures security of benefits

Wespath looks ahead

Andy Hendren, CEO of Wespath, the benefits and investment agency of The United Methodist Church, states, “Wespath is ready to support you through any changes.”

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.

Commission aims to stop GC delays

Commission Chair Gary Graves

The Commission on the General Conference has not yet announced exact times and place for the 2024 session. Task forces are looking into strategic logistics.

FAQ focuses on future of The UMC

FAQ

A PDF and 23-minute video, “Blessing One Another,” have been created by The Michigan Conference from an FAQ focusing on the impact the next General Conference will have on local… Continue Reading FAQ focuses on future of The UMC

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.

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

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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