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UM beliefs, actions, concerns relate to special General Conference

As we prepare for the Special Session of the UMC’s General Conference, February 23-26, in St. Louis, Mo., UM News Service has been publishing an abundance of news and feature articles and… Read more

Bishops, churches “Praying our Way Forward”

With the United Methodist Church’s Special Session of General Conference, Feb. 23-26, its leaders and many members are calling for intensive prayer. At least one Eastern PA Conference church—and perhaps… Read more

Furloughed government workers turn to the church

UM churches around the nation, including in Eastern PA, are trying to stand in the gap for furloughed government workers. UM News Services reports on what’s happening among many churches… Read more

New ads proclaim the UMC ‘Movement Continues’

United Methodist Communications (UMCom) has produced a series of colorful, uplifting  ads to promote the UMC’s global commitment to its mission: “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the… 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

Ebony Bishops’ Statement on Racism to the Council of Bishops

Ebony Bishops’ Statement to the Council of Bishops and the People Called United Methodists on the Resurgence of Racism in the United States Adopted by Council of Bishops on November… Read more

UMC Court rules on 2 Way Forward plans’ constitutionality

ZURICH, Switzerland (UMNS)–A review of possible plans for the future direction of The United Methodist Church found the One Church Plan to be largely constitutional, said a decision released Oct…. 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

United Methodist Women urged to boldly change world

A comment on the UM Women’s Assembly by Bishop Peggy Johnson: It was the best one ever! The UMW Assembly was a time when the Holy Spirit moved among us and spurred… Read more

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