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Way Forward commission ends its work. Bishops’ clarify vote

The following statement of clarification was crafted by the bishops who served on the UMC’s Commission on a Way Forward and approved by the Executive Committee of the Council of… Read more

Error forces revote on failed constitutional amendment

(Adapted from two UM News Services stories) Annual Conference voters around the globe will have to revote on one of two failed constitutional amendments that deal with women’s equality. The… Read more

WE STILL BELIEVE: Celebrating 50 Years of The United Methodist Church

May 20 is being called a “once in a lifetime” event for United Methodists, offering an opportunity to commemorate the church’s history alongside the celebration of Pentecost. Numerous event-specific resources… Read more

Annual Conferences OK 3 of 5 constitutional amendments

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has completed canvassing the votes of annual conferences on the five constitutional amendments that were approved by the 2016 General Conference. They… Read more

Eastern PA youth respond to recent school shootings

Pennsbury High School senior Jess Eden (left), 17, of Fallsington UMC, was with friends after school when she first heard about the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,… Read more

Pastors, churches respond to Florida massacre

By Sam Hodges Feb. 15, 2018 |UMNS | Read the story at umc.org The Rev. Vance Rains had expected that his church’s Ash Wednesday evening service would be just like… Read more

Sarah Fernsler, Eastern PA’s new EarthKeeper 

After decades of caring for patients and parishioners, the Rev. Dr. Sarah Fernsler will soon be caring for our planet. She was commissioned a United Methodist EarthKeeper on Monday, Jan…. Read more

Human Relations Day is Jan. 14 

“Happy are people who make peace, because they will be called God’s children.” – Matthew 5:9, CEB Human Relations Day is Jan. 14, a fitting occasion on the day before our… 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