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The denomination's financial agency says a budget for 2021-2024 is still in process to be considered at the 2020 General Conference. Read more

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Leaders of the African Methodist Episcopal Church – related by Pan-Methodist "full communion" to The United Methodist Church – call for prayer and public engagement in response to the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Read more

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The pension and benefits agency built new websites on the basis of stakeholders' feedback. Read more

Finance and Administration

The proliferation of content available through digital media has caused a decline in the paid circulation of both magazines. Read more

Finance and Administration

Central Conference bishops say they like the idea of making the United States its own regional conference in hopes of moving most U.S.-centric legislation away from the worldwide General Conference. Read more

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Western Jurisdiction leaders affirm a theological statement that they will not complete with the more restrictive rules on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ+ clergy adopted by the 2019 General Conference. Read more

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The idea for a pre-conference orientation for Central Conference clergy and lay delegates originated with the General Secretaries Table (a group of chief executives of denominational agencies). Read more

2020 General Conference

The Wesleyan Covenant Association's 50-plus-page document has been drafted by a 16-member committee and edited by its 34-member governing council. Read more

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The two ad hoc groups have partnered to raise funds to aid clergy facing trial under the new, more restrictive United Methodist rules going into effect Jan. 1. Read more

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Western Jurisdiction United Methodist bishops intend to set aside complaints against clergy accused of being gay or performing LGBTQ+ weddings and they urge others to join them. Read more

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Discipleship Ministries’ site adds new features, better navigation. Read more

Local Church

Severe penalties for conducting same-sex weddings or ordaining LGBTQ persons go into effect Jan. 1, and Mainstream UMC is urging bishops to place a moratorium on such complaints until the 2020 General Conference. Read more

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An interfaith consultation on climate change raises hopes for more action by faith-based organizations. Read more

Disasters and Climate Change

The African-American bishops serving in the United States say it's imperative that Black clergy and laity be included in discussions about United Methodism's future. Read more

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The oversight board for United Methodist Communications has directed the staff to devise a communications plan for the entire denomination that includes lessons on how to talk with people despite disagreements. Read more

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In the wake of the exclusionary and punitive actions of General Conference 2019, Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky has formed a Greater Northwest Area Guiding Coalition to "help to shape and lead a new movement of Methodism." Read more

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The Committee on Faith and Order has produced a document on the nature of the church for the 2020 General Conference. Read more

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Three young adult students will present the Young People's Address next May at General Conference 2020. Read more

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Nine congregations have begun an eight-month-long process to "disaffiliate" from The United Methodist Church because of its stances against the inclusion of LGBTQ persons. Read more

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Filipino American United Methodists add their voices to the outcry over white supremacy and racism behind recent shootings. Read more

Advocating Justice

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