United Methodists Meet in St. Louis for Worldwide Conference

Delegates and observers from around the world will gather at the Dome at America’s Center, February 24-26, 2019, for the Special Session of the United Methodist General Conference.

#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...

Commission on a Way Forward prepares updated report to bishops

DALLAS - The Commission on a Way Forward is nearing the completion of its task of making recommendations of possible ways forward for The...

Conference pleads with bishops for leadership

By Kathy L. Gilbert and Sam Hodges May 17, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) Delegates asked the Council of Bishops to lead the church out of...

The seductive energy of division – #UMCGC

By Rev. Mary K. (Sellon) Huycke The morning after I left General Conference I felt strangely adrift. But, while finishing my breakfast, an NPR interview with...

Council of Bishops Adopts Covenant of Accountability

Portland, Oregon: Meeting in Portland, Oregon, the Council of Bishops voted to adopt a “Covenant of Accountability for the Council of Bishops” and pledged...

Pacific Northwest board joins in removing LGBTQ bar

UPDATES with PNW board action By Kathy L. Gilbert May 6, 2015 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) The Pacific Northwest board of ordained ministry voted May 5 to affirm...

Bishop Dyck says pope inspired her

By Anne Marie Gerhardt May 13, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) Pope Francis has been inspiring Bishop Sally Dyck. No, she isn’t converting to Catholicism, but...

In Relationship: Caring for OUR children in the Congo

By Jesse N. Love May 17, 2016 | Portland, Ore. A young woman who is wearing beautiful garb from Africa graces the stage. Wiping tears from...

Preparing for the Unknown

How can we get ready for General Conference when so many things are up in the air? Rev. Elizabeth Ingram Schindler shares how the PNW delegation has been preparing itself for the special session of General Conference later this month and offers suggestions on how United Methodists can do the same.

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