As New 2020 Restrictions Loom, Western Jurisdiction Bishops Pledge Safe Harbor for LGBTQ+ United...

Western bishops lead with grace, not persecution. Active United Methodist Bishops in the Western Jurisdiction announce their intention to set aside complaints against clergy accused of being gay or performing LGBTQ+ weddings; urge others to join them. #UMC4All

Central Conference bishops convene diverse group to address impasse in The United Methodist Church

CAPTION: Group picture of participants in a meeting called by Central Conference bishops to address the impasse in the United Methodist...

GC2016: What can churchgoers do together?

By Heather Hahn May 13, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) Hannah Foust, as a United Methodist sixth-grader in Indiana, saw a video about the desperate need...

We desperately need adults at General Conference  #UMCGC

Commentary by Patrick Scriven May 15, 2016 | Portland, Oregon We desperately need adults at General Conference. The idea has passed through my head on a...

PNW WJ Fresh Summit Report

During the Western Jurisdiction Fresh United Methodism Summit, attendees received a number of reports from jurisdictional leadership and workgroups. Annual Conferences were...

#UMCGC Reflection: Subcommittees – The Best and Worst of Holy Conferencing

By David Reinholz May 12, 2016 | Portland, Oregon John Wesley believed that Christian conferencing is a means of grace. This says when we do it...

GC Delegates: What You’re In For

Journeys: General Conference Delegates: What You're In For By Joan Holms with Amory Peck The year 2016 will bring us the opportunity to be more fully engaged...

#UMCGC Reflection: At the Edges

By Kristina Gonzalez May 16, 2016 | Portland, Oregon I am a General Conference junky. I admit it. This is my fifth General Conference. I attended...

#UMCGC Reflection: Taking Care of Business

By David Reinholz May 12, 2016 | Portland, Oregon After a morning spent discussing and ultimately rejecting Rule 44, the 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist...

African bishops speak out on terrorism, sexuality

By Heather Hahn Nov. 4, 2015 (UMNS) African bishops called on The United Methodist Church to confront global terrorism and hold the line on church teachings...

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