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Centrists, progressives discuss church’s future

See new information added to the end of this story (April 22, 2018). Some Eastern PA members endorse new statement Unhappy with the results of General Conference 2019, about 600… Read more

Conference delegates react to General Conference 2019

Nearly two weeks after The United Methodist Church’s dramatic and historic 2019 Special General Conference, which was supposed to point the denomination’s Way Forward, conversations and news stories are still full of questions and answers, opinions and updates.   Read more

General Conference is over, what happens now?

The commission did their work. A conference was held. Speeches were given. Delegates voted. Decisions were made. Now what? In the days following… Learn more…  Read more

The Arch of Justice

According to the Visitor’s Center at the “St. Louis Arch” National Park, this city has always been “the gateway to the west.” The earliest major trails that settlers used to travel to points west went through St. Louis, Missouri.   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

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.  Read more