UMW Day: water and witness

By Linda Bloom May 12, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) Nearly 150 years later, members of United Methodist Women “are living out the same commitments as...

UMC Bishops pose five questions to Judicial Council on Traditional Plan

For Immediate ReleaseJune 26, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. -  The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church (COB) has...

Rev. Craig’s Thoughts on the First Day of #gc2012

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Marcus Briggs Cloud of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference addresses the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. A UMNS photo by Mike...

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...

A Statement on the State of Global UMC and our Common World

From September 7-11, 2015, we the Bishops of the Central Conferences of Africa gathered at the Elephant Hills Resort, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe as part of...

Living Fully with Risk and Responsibility

By Rev. Mary K. (Sellon) Huycke I’m not a rule breaker. I’m not someone at the forefront of marches or instigating movements. As a leadership coach,...

May 11 wrap-up: Episcopal address, more Rule 44 debate

By Joey Butler May 11, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) A day after the celebratory tone of opening worship came a reminder that General Conference is...

Commission on a Way Forward prepares for critical meeting in Berlin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Commission on a Way Forward prepares for its next meeting, the moderators are asking all United Methodists to continue...

May 13 wrap-up: Laity Address, State of the Church Report

By Joey Butler May 13, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) After several days where General Conference delegates were clearly divided over Robert’s Rules vs. Group Discernment...

PNW Board of Ordained Ministry releases statement on ministry candidates, sexual orientation, and gender...

By Patrick Scriven May 6, 2016  SEATTLE, Wash. When it met yesterday at Ronald United Methodist Church just north of Seattle, the Pacific Northwest Conference Board...

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