Bishops offers video as resource for One Church plan discussions

The Council of Bishops is offering a video outlining the One Church Plan as a resource for annual conferences as they prepare for the...

Celebrate Earth Sunday by Making a Climate Vigil Prayer Lantern for General Conference

By Rev. Jenny Phillips Earth Sunday, celebrated in many churches on the Sunday nearest to Earth Day, can be a challenge for church leaders.  The...

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."

Mountain Sky United Methodists Introduce Bishop Karen Oliveto

DENVER, Sept. 22 – United Methodist leaders representing five Western U.S. states today released a video introducing their new bishop, Karen Oliveto, a leader...

2017 Clergy Age Report Shows Decrease in Number of Young Elders

WASHINGTON, DC – The trend of a modest but steady increase in the number of clergy under 35 has stalled, according to the Clergy...

Winter of the Church – #Story2TellUMC

"We are in the winter of the church where the things we have amassed are beautiful, our history, our stories, and our grace, but...

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...

Greater NW Area leaders express disappointment over failure to ratify amendments expressing gender equality,...

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky and the district superintendents and staff of the Greater Northwest Area offer words of comfort and conviction in a video recorded after disheartening news of failed constitutional amendments concerning gender equality.

Lazy Daze: Refresh and Reboot!

Lazy Daze: Refresh and Reboot! By Jesse N. Love Older adults from the PNW Conference enjoyed time apart to “Refresh and Reboot” during Lazy Daze --...

VIDEO: PNW Delegates offer extended thoughts on “A Way Forward” and #UMCGC

Video by Rev. David Valera* May 19, 2016 | Portland, Oregon On Wednesday, May 18th, delegates to the 2016 United Methodist General Conference received a proposal...