Inform

We’re excited to include these three sections–Inform, Inspire, Involve. Here we intend to recommend helpful information, hopeful inspiration and opportunities for involvement that can offer nourishment and possibly direction for your faith journey. Please return to visit these sections again soon and often. And please contribute ideas, information, insights and resources that might be helpful to others. Thanks!


Visit our new Special GC2019 page

See the latest news and views on the Special General Conference 2019, plus Bishop Johnson’s PowerPoint report and links to other interpretive resources. Find it all in one place…  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…  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.  Read more

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…  Read more

The International Year of Indigenous Languages

The United Nations has declared that 2019 is the “International Year of Indigenous Languages.” (Check it out on www.en.iyil2019.org). Studies have shown…  Read more

AC2019 resolutions, GC2020 nominations due in March

We have several March deadlines coming up; and two of the most important relate to the 2019 Session of Annual Conference, June 13-15…  Read more

38 United Methodists in 116th Congress

United Methodists comprise the fourth-largest religious group in the new U.S. Congress, which has fewer Christians than before and slightly more religious diversity.  Read story  Read more

RFK’s telegram to new UMC rings true today

When the United Methodist Church was formed by the uniting of the Evangelical United Brethren and Methodist churches in 1968, they received greetings from a historic U.S. presidential contender who… Read more

UMs release State of the Church Report

A new UMC State of the Church report, finds our worldwide membership and ministries thriving, as we seek to become a truly global church. Learn more. Read the entire reportRead more

Clergy and candidacy mentors to be trained Dec. 13

Conference-wide training will be offered to all clergy in full connection (including part-time local pastors who have completed the course of study) at Wesley UMC…  Read more