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Printed copies of the Advance Daily Christian Advocate should be out by Nov. 26, but an electronic version is now available. Read more

A Way Forward

Uniting Methodists say only an "open book" investigation into voting irregularities reported at the 2019 General Conference can serve the UMC. Read more

General Conference 2019 3 Comments

Remembering the murders of nine church members, the African Methodist Episcopal Church issues a statement on the massacre of Muslims in New Zealand laying the genesis of global white supremacy on forces in the United States. Read more

Perspectives

The Council of Bishops has asked the Judicial Council to rule on the "disaffiliation" plan adopted by the 2019 General Conference that would allow congregations to take their property if they leave the denomination. Read more

Young clergywomen's group takes a stand with United Methodist seminaries, colleges and universities against the Traditional Plan adopted by the 2019 General Conference. Read more

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The Council of Bishops has agreed to a "covenant of presiding" on how they will oversee the work of General Conference 2019 Read more

A Way Forward

Group's leaders cite biblical precepts, conclave's purpose, and limited time as reasons for deferral. Read more

A Way Forward 4 Comments

Uniting Methodists, backers of the One Church Plan, offer their suggestions for how delegates should proceed through the Feb. 23-26 assembly on unity in St. Louis, Mo. Read more

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United Methodist Association of Retired Clergy plans to gather in Colorado for a post-mortem session on whatever happens at the special called 2019 General Conference in St. Louis, Mo. Read more

A Way Forward

The Council of Bishops will hold a day-long emphasis at the 2019 General Conference on praying to discern God's will for The United Methodist Church. Read more

A Way Forward

Africa University continues to rank at top of general-church apportioned funds; some conferences increased their payouts. Read more

Finance and Administration

University leaders say they believe the One Church Plan is the best way forward for The United Methodist Church. Read more

A Way Forward

A group of John Wesley Fellows – recognized for their academic scholarship about Methodism and its founder – announce they support the One Church Plan. Read more

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In advance of the 2019 General Conference, the Council of Bishops issues a pastoral letter to the global LGBTQ community. Read more

A Way Forward 3 Comments

Glide Memorial UMC asserts it will "protect organization, assets and vital social service programs from UMC lawsuit." Read more

Local Church 1 Comments

Reconciling Ministries Network lays out its stance on legislation coming before the 2019 General Conference. Read more

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The global assembly, held in early November in Toronto, Canada, has called on the nine nuclear-holding nations to dismantle their atomic weapons before an accident poisons the Earth beyond all habitation. Read more

Perspectives

Dr. Barry Bryant will present a live lecture on the history of The United Methodist Church on Human Sexuality that will be streamed over the Internet. Read more

A Way Forward

The United Methodist-related seminary in Evanston, Ill., has affirmed its support for the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in every aspect of church life. Read more

A Way Forward

Livestreaming on YouTube will enable viewers to see most events of the "Toward an Inclusive Church" Conference on Friday, Nov. 16. Read more

A Way Forward

A federal court in Minnesota has ruled that "love gifts" of more than $200,000 to a pastor from his congregation are actually taxable income that wasn't reported. Read more

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