GCAH: 2018 Marks the beginning of a Jubilee for United Methodists

Did you know that 2018 marks the 50th year anniversary of The United Methodist Church? In the newsletter for the General Commission on Archives and History, General Secretary Rev. Fred Day looks back to this pivotal moment in 1968 (in the church and the nation), and the hope enunciated by Albert Outler that the #UMC would be a "bold choice of unity in the face of the surrounding chaos."

RMC Resources for September 2015

Shiny Gods (D2036) How much is enough? In a culture guided by shiny, life-promising distractions, “enough” seems elusive and keeps us chasing the next quick...

New United Methodist Ad Campaign Addresses Loneliness

Nashville, Tennessee – The United Methodist Church has launched the “Not the Only One” advertising campaign to help offer encouragement through community.

Reconciling pastor dropped from Opening Worship for direct mention of LGBTQ community

Updated with an additional comment from #UMCGC Worship Director Rev. Laura Jaquith Barlett. Story By Patrick Scriven | Video by Rev. David Valera May 10, 2016...

R.I.P. Ministry Directory; Update your Find-A-Church profile

By Patrick Scriven | Director of Communications, Young People's Ministries After a number of years of service, we'll soon be decommissioning the PNW Ministry Directory...

Come to Lazy Daze!

Come to Lazy Daze! By Rosalee Mohney with Jesse N. Love REGISTER NOW! http://bit.ly/register-lazydaze Lazy Daze, an annual retreat experience for older adults, will be on September 13-15,...

What is your Change Theory?

"Change is harder than we often acknowledge," cautions Patrick Scriven in this commentary. While much of the conversation in The United Methodist Church has focused of problems with its polity, Scriven wonders if we are focusing enough attention on the day to day work of opening people's hearts and minds to new ways of seeing and being.

The Times They Are A-Changin’

As he contemplates the months ahead for The United Methodist Church, Patrick Scriven finds some inspiration in Bob Dylan's famous song about change.

New national advertising messages and local church outreach tools offer opportunities for connection

Nashville, Tennessee: The United Methodist Church launched a four-part advertising series across the U.S. this week, offering an invitation for seekers to connect with local...

One Matters Award: Rochester UMC focuses on kids, parents, and discipleship

One Matters Award: Rochester UMC focuses on kids, parents, and discipleship By Jesse N. Love with Pastor Heather Sparkman and the Rev. David Nieda Rochester, Wash....