Virginia Annual Conference

Centrist and progressive candidates sweep General Conference delegate elections in four annual conferences on one day. Read more

UMC Future 13 Comments

With 127 wildfires burning in the West and flash floods continuing to threaten the East in the United States, United Methodists are urged to continue supporting the church's efforts at disaster relief and recovery. Read more

Global Health

United Methodists, including former first lady Laura Bush, have increased their opposition to the Trump Administration's policy of separation immigrant children from their families. Read more

Advocating Justice

Most membership growth has occurred in Africa, although there are bright spots in worship attendance in the United States. Read more

In the Church

The Rev. Dr. John D. Copenhaver explains his spiritual and theological motivations for conducting a same-sex marriage prior to beginning a three-month suspension from ministry for violating the Book of Discipline. Read more

Advocating Justice

Hands in prayer

United Methodist News Service Photo by Corey Daniel Godbey

#VAUMC14: Connection – Institution vs. Reality

Just because The United Methodist Church has a "connectional" system, that doesn't mean United Methodists form the kind of relationships that make for genuine Christian community, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more

Jun 25, 2014 10:45 AM Morgan Guyton

DRC Prayer

UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey

Newly assigned Bishop Young Jin Cho has joined the Virginia Conference's jurisdictional delegation in urging clergy and laity to participated in a "spiritual renewal covenant." Read more

In the Church 1 Comments