Rev. Mary Huycke hopes for Spirit-led discernment at 2019 General Conference

First-elected PNW Clergy Delegate to General Conference 2019, Rev. Mary Kohlstaedt Huycke, shares this short message expressing her hopes for the time next month in February. One hope is that delegates will engage not in "decision-making" but in real discernment that is open to the Holy Spirit.

Talking with your church about General Conference 2019

As the special session of General Conference grows closer, it is expected that the curiosity of the average United Methodist will grow. Rev. Debbie Sperry shares one way she is working to keep her members well-informed and engaged in conversation.

Statement from the Council of Bishops regarding the Judicial Council Decision

In service to the delegates of the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference, the Council of Bishops asked for a declaratory decision of the Judicial Council regarding the...

Judicial Council hearings to be accessible via livestream

The United Methodist Judicial Council will partner with United Methodist Communications to livestream oral hearings held during the Council’s fall meeting at the Placid Hotel in Zürich, Switzerland. All of...

African bishops won’t support call for dissolution of UMC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   September 24, 2018 FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE — Bishops in Africa have resolved not to support any proposed legislation that calls for splitting The United Methodist Church over...

WJ Mission Cabinet endorses One Church Plan

"It is after much prayer, study and discernment that we share with you that we believe that the One Church Plan is the best way forward for the mission and ministry of The United Methodist Church." Members of the Western Jurisdiction's Mission Cabinet have endorsed the One Church Plan, noting their commitment to the full inclusion of LGBTQ persons in the church now, and a recognition of the need to create "generous space" for all to live faithfully their conscience as they follow Jesus.

Way Forward report released in all four official languages of General Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward has been released in all four official languages of the General Conference: English, French, Portuguese and...

Commission on a Way Forward releases final videos for 2019 General Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Commission on a Way Forward has released the final two videos of a series that the Commission hopes will inform The United Methodist Church on its processes...

UMC Bishops amend call for 2019 Special Session of General Conference

July 9, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Council of Bishops (COB) has amended its call for the Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be...

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 2019 Special Session of General...