Domestic violence is a social epidemic. Help stop it

“Husbands love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”  Eph. 5:25 In Ephesians 5, Paul has written instructions on how husbands should treat… Read more

GC2019 maps uncertain way forward

After four days of prayers, speeches, protests and votes at General Conference, it remains to be seen whether The United Methodist Church has found a way forward or remains stuck. Read more…

GC2019 OKs Traditional Plan that’s now in the judges’ hands

With the arching drama of the Special Session of General Conference 2019 now ended, the drama moves into the Judicial Council’s arena. The council will consider ruling on the approved… Read more

UM delegates push Traditional Plan forward for a vote

By John W. Coleman The United Methodist Church’s 2019 General Conference Special Session, meeting Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis, Mo., finalizes its debates and decision-making Tuesday, in efforts to end… Read more

A Prayer of Confession

Offered by Bishop Peggy Johnson, February 23, 2019This is the prayer of confession that I prayed at General Conference this morning.  It was written by Rev. Michael Johnson. Gracious God,… Read more

GC2019 opens in prayer, but legislating to follow

By John W. Coleman From the Rev. Lydia Munoz, 1st day of the General Conference Special Session, Feb. 23, 2019: Still, be still. This has been my centering word and… Read more

General Conference Special Session 2019: Live video & photos

View the live video stream of the 2019 Special Session of General Conference, offered by UM Communications. View photos on UM News’s Flickr page.

Sharpen your Tools for Ministry, in all districts, March 2

Tools for Ministry for all districts will be March 2, 2019. Check here for location details, registration costs and information, and workshop lists. Register for your District’s workshop today!

Allocations proposed for UMC’s slashed 2020 budget

The team responsible for allocating the UMC’s proposed general church budget in 2020 recommends deep cuts for most agencies from… Read more…

UMVIM recommends no travel to Haiti for now

Many UM Volunteers in Mission have journeyed to Haiti over the years and especially since the earthquake in 2010. Anyone with current plans to go there now should heed the… Read more