The United Methodist Church’s top court meets April 23-26 to review the Traditional Plan and an exit plan adopted by the special 2019 General Conference.
Those supporting the Traditional Plan say the vote was the best way forward, but it’s not a time for celebration.
The national opioid epidemic may seem like a losing battle, but United Methodist churches in West Virginia are offering hope.
The Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue, Jr., a delegate to the 2019 General Conference, shares his heartbreak and reflects on the paradigm shift taking place in the worldwide United Methodist Church.
Three weeks have passed since the delegates returned home from St. Louis. In the meantime, Michigan United Methodists join others across the connection in responding to actions of GC 2019.
Clergy from across The Michigan Conference filled the sanctuary of Midland First UMC last Saturday. It was a time of worship, witness and listening.
“There are numerous, intended or unintended, consequences of any kind of schism or splinter of The United Methodist Church,” says Rev. John Harnish.
Headline-making decisions by the legislative body of The United Methodist Church will be reviewed next month by the top court.
General Conference delegates spent Monday, February 25, as a legislative committee debating four major plans. The Traditional Plan was the only one to advance for action in Tuesday’s plenary session.
Scott Manning, a member of the Conference Board of Justice, examines positive and negative glimpses of church and nation during Black History Month.