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Great Plains Annual Conference

Minnesota Discussion

Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

All across the global United Methodist connection, church members, clergy and bishops are meeting to discuss options for the denomination's future. Read more

A Way Forward

Great Plains Annual Conference has developed a chart on the three models of the Way Forward Plan that is being used in discussions around the region. Read more

A Way Forward

Plains wildfires

Texas A&M Forest Service Photo

UPDATED March 25: United Methodists are responding with "prayer, financial help and hands-on labor" to aid victims of devastating wildfires that burned across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and part of Colorado in early March. Read more

In the Church

Cannon Ball Visit

Photo courtesy of Erin Hawkins, GCORR

As many United Methodists join in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest, the denomination's pension board, Wespath Benefits, has asked the pipeline's owner, Energy Transfer Partners, to meet with the Standing Rock Sioux tribal leaders. Read more

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Cynthia Meyer

Reconciling Ministries Photo

At the conclusion of resolution talks, Rev. Cynthia Meyer published a statement of her intentions. Read more

Finance and Administration

Cynthia Meyer and Supporters

Great Plains Conference Photo by Todd Seifert

While her credentials remain intact, the Rev. Cynthia Meyer has been placed involuntary leave of absence until after the next General Conference and suspended from performing the duties of an ordained United Methodist elder. Read more

Finance and Administration

Bishop Scott Jones 2014

UMNS Photo by Kathleen Barry

The Rev. David Livingston decries plans to move ahead with a church trial for the Rev. Cynthia Meyer, who came out to her United Methodist congregation in January. Read more

Perspectives

Cynthia Meyer and Supporters

Great Plains Conference Photo by Todd Seifert

Bishop Scott J. Jones has referred a complaint against the Rev. Cynthia Meyer to church counsel, bringing her one step closer to a church trial for disclosing her lesbian sexuality to her congregation in January. Read more

Advocating Justice