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...

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...

ʽDigital divide’ concern arises with African delegates

By Sam Hodges May 10, 2016 | PORTLAND, Oregon (UMNS) At past General Conferences, delegates wanting to speak in a plenary session raised a card and...

Rule 44 Vote: Observations from a #UMCGC clergy delegate on what might have been

Thursday, May 12, 2016 By Pam Brokaw Pacific Northwest Conference delegate and clergy member Mary Huycke said she had several emotions including disappointment when the General...

General Commission on the Status and Role of Women Monitoring Report

DCA 8: Monitoring Report (Thursday, May 19) Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Portland, Oregon As we continue in plenary, we have been led carefully by members...

29 new missionaries commissioned at General Conference

By Elliott Wright May 19, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) “We commission you to take the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ into all the world.”...

An Open Letter to My Parents on Queerness and Being #CalledOut

Dear Mom and Dad, Welcome back from the mission trip, Dad. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. While Dad was away I joined a group of over...

Way Forward report released in all four official languages of General Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward has been released in all four official languages of the General...

Did We Find Our Way Forward?

"Did we find our way forward? I think we did, just not in the way many expected or hoped," writes Inland Missional District Superintendent Gregg Sealey reflecting on the recent General Conference. Since returning home from St. Louis, he has been listening to how people here are processing the decisions made.

Commission on a Way Forward clarifies values as it presents two sketches to bishops

DALLAS - What is the Christ’s way forward for doing mission and ministry in the worldwide United Methodist Church? That is the question bishops...

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