St. Stephen United Methodist Church

Annual conferences are taking formal action to resist or reject the Traditional Plan. Read more

UMC Future 3 Comments

Just as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Fannie Lou Hamer challenged an American system that shut out some citizens, two United Methodist congregations have voted to challenge the United Methodist ban on same-gender marriages. Read more

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Insight Overview

United Methodist Insight Illustrations

United Methodist Insight's success, far beyond original expectations, prompts changes to improve the forum for its readers' benefit. Read more

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A baptismal celebration for three adopted boys marks the culmination of years of love, as the Rev. Nancy DeStefano says in her sermon. Read more

Advocating Justice

The baptisms of three adopted sons open a window into the miracle and wonder of what the Church could truly be if it learned to love as God loves. Read more

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Dallas Wedding

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The Rev. Bill McElvaney has disclosed that a complaint has been filed against him for officiating at the March 1 religious wedding of two gay men. Read more

In the Church


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Intensive efforts on behalf of her local congregation have given United Methodist Insight coordinator Cynthia B. Astle a renewed conviction about the spiritual need at the heart of United Methodism's future. Read more

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