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...

PNW Delegation takes on fossil fuel investment #GC2016

Updated to correct vote count on Minority Report By Pam Brokaw May 20, 2016 | Portland, Oregon While United Methodists seeking divestment from fossil fuels mounted a...

Council of Bishops to call for 2019 General Conference

St. Simons Island, Ga.: Through an affirmative vote at their fall meeting this week, the United Methodist Council of Bishops expressed their intent to...

#UMCGC Reflection: Who gets to belong?

By Rev. Richenda Fairhurst May 17, 2016 | Portland, Oregon If anyone ever belonged at the Oregon Convention Center, it is me. I have had the opportunity of...

Sugar Packets

Short intro by Rev. Mary K. (Sellon) Huycke Why can’t the United Methodist Church come to a common agreement about human sexuality? I’ve heard lots of...

An Open Letter to Rev. Tom Lambrecht, member of the Commission on a Way...

On Friday, UMC Commission on a Way Forward member Rev. Tom Lambrecht sent a message to email subscribers of Good News Magazine lamenting decisions made by Bishop Elaine Stanovsky in the Greater Northwest Area. In this open letter, Bishop Elaine uses the practices embraced by the Commission in its work, to offer a thoughtful, prayerful, response.

Commission on General Conference Favors Discernment Process

By Diane Degnan | United Methodist Communications Portland, Ore.: The Commission on the General Conference gave the go-ahead for an alternative process of discernment for dealing...

Council of Bishops follows tradition with letter to the church

Washington, D.C.: Reviving a tradition that is more than a century old, the United Methodist Council of Bishops sent this letter today to the...

Delegates, supporters stand with LGBTQ people

By Kathy L. Gilbert and Sam Hodges May 14, 2016│PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) As lay delegate Fred Brewington rose to address the United Methodist General Conference on...

Promised Land: Will We Step into it Faithfully?

By Rev. Dr. William D. Gibson May 19, 2016 | Portland, Oregon Being at the 2016 General Conference has been an emotionally exhausting experience. Because of the...

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