When United Methodist communicators around the globe voted on the most significant events in the denomination in 2020, COVID-19 and the grief it has caused was named the top story of the year.
“Each of the ten essayists is saying, ‘See me, hear, me, deal with me.’” That’s what Bishop Gregory Palmer remarks about the new book, “I’m Black. I’m Christian. I’m Methodist.”
The Conference Leadership Council is the place where Michigan’s leaders meet to shape the direction of United Methodist ministry and mission in the state. The Rev. Dr. Darryl Totty is its new chair.
United Methodist bishops based in the United States support full participation in the coming election in the face of the two viruses, COVID-19 and racism.
National Spanish Heritage Month is a time to examine critical issues for Latinos. “Addressing racism requires more than resolutions and specialized minority ministries,” one retired pastor writes.
The Rev. Sondra Willobee reflects on police and protesters as she re-assembles a pair of kitchen scissors. She says, “We should look for the things that hold us together.”
The Rev. Gil Caldwell’s death on September 4 follows the passing this year of other giants of the civil rights era — the Rev. Joseph Lowery, the Rev. C. T. Vivian, and Rep. John Lewis.
The following is an open letter to laity from the Association of Annual Conference Lay Leaders (AACLLC). It is a reminder of Jesus’ Great Commandment during this troubled time.
Four civil rights veterans encourage people of faith to get involved. Panelists speak out for justice during a United Methodist town hall with the theme, “Seasoned leaders discuss dismantling racism.”
A morning TV show reminds Bishop David Bard of the importance of small moments for happiness. He expresses gratitude for such times he has experienced in the weeks just past.