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New York Annual Conference

Two annual conferences, New York and Oregon-Idaho, have elected to add more LGBTQ people to their delegations for the 2019 General Conference, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Jeremy Smith

An ad hoc group had hoped to elect an entire delegation of LGBTQ clergy and laity, but the composition of the New York delegation fulfills the goal of a 2017 conference resolution to elect more LGBTQ delegates. more

A Way Forward

Members of the New York Annual Conference will vote June 9 on delegates to the special 2019 General Conference on United Methodist unity. more

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Alabama-West Florida 2017

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U.S. annual conferences tackled church responses to tough topics during the 2017 season, reports Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service. more

Finance and Administration

2016-2020 Judicial Council

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In its first deliberative session, the United Methodist Judicial Council will consider complaints about the ordination of openly LGBT candidates in the New York and Northern Illinois conferences, along with other issues. more

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Claiming authority under the Book of Discipline to set ministerial standards, the Board of Ordained Ministry of the New York Annual Conference announced it would begin accepting LGBTQ people as ministerial candidates. more

Bishop McLee Memoriam

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New York Area Bishop Martin D. McLee, who made news recently by suspending church trials over gay marriages in his area, has died. more

In the Church

The Rev. Randall Paige, one of the two complainants in charges against the Rev. Thomas W. Ogletree, issued a response March 10 to the "just resolution" decision of the New York Conference. more

In the Church

Bishop Martin D. McLee

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Dr. Thomas Ogletree will not face a church trial for having presided at his gay son's wedding, while Bishop Martin D. McLee suspends trials for clergy accused of performing same-sex marriages. more

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A clergywoman in the New York Annual Conference has been charged with being a "practicing" lesbian after a bio disclosed that she is married to another woman, which is legal in the state of New York. more

In the Church