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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

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