The Colors of the #GC2012 Rainbow

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The Rev. David Valera, with two name badges in tow, is pictured on the right along with four others at GC2012. RED, GREEN and ORANGE I...

Greater NW churches respond to GC with messages of love, apology and inclusion

When the Traditional Plan passed at General Conference, local churches across the Greater Northwest Area raced to counter to a message sent that was out of sync with the ministry they understand God calling them toward. Kristen Caldwell shares how a number of church leaders responded.

A Pastoral Response to A Love Letter To Our Church From LGBTQI Religious Leaders

We speak from among those who are called to shepherd the United Methodist flock. Our hearts break knowing that some United Methodists from their...

2020 General Conference delegate distribution by annual conference now available

Nashville, Tenn.: In December 2017, the Secretary of the General Conference publicly released information about the number of delegates assigned to the annual conferences...

Bishops, The Upper Room launch Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C.  _ The Council of Bishops in partnership with The Upper Room is launching Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward. Phase 1...

VIDEO: Growing Pains in the Central Conferences #UMCGC

Video by Rev. David Valera | Article by Patrick Scriven May 17, 2016 | Portland, Oregon Delegates to the 2016 United Methodist General Conference approved a...

May 12 wrap-up: Rule 44 voted down

By Joey Butler May 11, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) After a roller coaster of “will-they-or-won’t-they” episodes usually reserved for love interests in a romantic comedy,...

#UMCGC Reflection: A Prayer for Old White Men

By David Reinholz May 19, 2016 | Portland, Oregon Dear God, I’m an old, white, heterosexual man. I have as much privilege as any segment of...

Commission on the General Conference to hold listening session in Portland

Nashville, Tenn.: The Commission on the General Conference of The United Methodist Church has invited representatives of Good News, MFSA, Love Prevails, Reconciling Ministries,...

Traveling mercies for UMC young people visiting the Philippines #gypc14

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Amy Pazan, Jesse Love, Amanda Tobey, and Teri Tobey will attend the Global Young People's Convo in Tagaytay, Philippines. Traveling mercies for UMC young people...

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