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Bishops clarify statement on Commission on a Way Forward recommendation more

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Commission on a Way Forward

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Commission ends its work by learning which option the Council of Bishops has endorsed from the group's work. more

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Registration fees are intended to cover budget gap for 2019 Special Session of the General Conference more

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A new ballot on Amendment 1, which failed by half a percentage point of passing, is to be sent out because of an error in the text, says the secretary of the General Conference. more

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The thief at Clifton UMC in Cincinnati, Ohio, didn't take the pastor's computer or the church's silver, but instead took the certificates that symbolize his ordination as United Methodist clergy. more

Local Church

United Methodist bishops have confirmed that three of five proposed constitutional amendments have been adopted by the required two-thirds majority of aggregate voting by annual conferences worldwide. more

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Women Bishops

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The women bishops of the United Methodist Council of Bishops express the full body's dismay at the narrow defeat of two constitutional amendments intended to protect the status of women and girls in church and society. more

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While recommending the so-called "One Church" model, the Council of Bishops is sending all three models from the Way Forward Commission to the special 2019 General Conference. more

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A branch of the Moravian Church has approved a full communion agreement with The United Methodist Church, which okayed the relationship in 2016. more

Global Nature

The Council of Bishops will review and certify votes on constitutional amendments, finalize its Way Forward presentation and induct new officers. more

Finance and Administration

Congregations are invited to mark the 50th anniversary of the April 23, 1968 merger of the Evangelical United Brethren Church with the Methodist Church to form The United Methodist Church. more

Local Church

Citing historical precedents, a new statement urges delegates to 2019 General Conference to remove Book of Discipline language banning ordination of LGBTQ people. more


GC Plenary 2016

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Volunteers to help with proceedings at the special called 2019 General Conference may now apply online. more

In the Church

Representatives of the world's Methodists and Baptists conclude four years of talks on ecumenical ministry in Salisbury, England. more

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The next meeting of the Connectional Table, the planning and ministry coordination body of The United Methodist Church, will focus on discerning a vision for the worldwide denomination. more

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The committee will identify songs and ritual resources that can be made available in multiple media, including digital downloads and streaming, and recommend a wide selection of liturgical resources. more

Local Church 3 Comments

After a year and a half of closed-door meetings, the Commission on a Way Forward has finished its recommendation on how to maintain United Methodist unity despite serious internal divisions. more

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Leaders attending the two-day gathering in Dallas March 15-16 included heads of church-related foundations, colleges, seminaries and other institutions that extend the mission of the church. more

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On advice of its consultants to realign resources, the Yellowstone Annual Conference will close its Billings, Mont., office on June 30. more

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Texas Annual Conference recalls the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey and United Methodist efforts aiding recovery. more