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Bishop to explore Way Forward at district town hall events

Bishop Peggy Johnson will visit the four districts Sept. 24 to Oct. 3 for town hall meetings to discuss the UMC’s Way Forward proposals and prospects that a special called… Read more

Bishop urges prayer, fasting, dialogue in a quest for unity

In seeking “A Way Forward” for the United Methodist Church, Bishop Peggy Johnson joins her episcopal peers in appealing to members to “enter into a time of serious prayer and… Read more

Praying our Way Forward: Phase 3

The Council of Bishops and The Upper Room will launch Phase 3 of the Praying our Way Forward campaign on Sunday, June 3, inviting United Methodists to fast and pray through the Special Session of General Conference…  Read more

Conference members dialogue in search of UMC’s ‘Way Forward’

Bishops call for talking, praying, listening, learning By John W. Coleman The United Methodist Council of Bishops and its special study commission completed their lengthy deliberations in May, recommending “A… Read more

Annual Conference to hear voices of change, welcome, diversity

The 2018 Eastern PA Annual Conference, June 14-16, will fill its stage with diverse sights and sounds, voices and visions, styles of worship and witnessing that together demonstrate the conference’s… Read more

Bishops to decide ‘Way Forward’ proposal, change leaders

In its historic spring meeting, April 29 to May 4, in Chicago, the UMC’s Council of Bishops  is expected to certify five constitutional amendments ratified by annual conferences, elect new… Read more

UMC Bishops call for respectful conversations in time of uncertainty

United Methodist Church bishops are calling on members of the denomination to engage in respectful conversations amidst growing conflict over political, religious and justice issues in many places in our… Read more

Bishops called to navigate ‘off the map’

United Methodist bishops find themselves “off the map” as they try to navigate a way forward through the church’s impasse over the practice of homosexuality and whether it is acceptable… Read more

Bishop’s Report on the UMC Commission on a Way Forward

To the Eastern Pennsylvania  Conference As you know, a 32-member Commission on a Way Forward was appointed by the Council of Bishops to assist the bishops in their charge from… Read more

Study commission to follow Bishop’s forum  on religious freedom, LGBTQ rights, church unity

Bishop Peggy Johnson convened on May 20 a forum in response to the *Religious Freedom Resolution (#2016-18) “committed” to her by the 2016 Annual Conference in lieu of legislative action…. Read more