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Video Intro to Repentance Service

Dr. Tink Tinker, shares his views on Repentance, and what to expect in his message tonight during the Worship Service of Repentance of General...

Opinion: The Cost of Unity

"It is time for us to start talking about what we agree on and what we can do well together instead of arguing about what divides us." In an opinion piece, the Rev. Austin Adkinson expresses his desire for a continuing unity but, unapologetically, is not willing to accept unity that comes "at the expense of our LGBTQI siblings in faith."

Western Jurisdiction to host ‘Fresh United Methodism Summit’ in November

For Immediate Release: September 16, 2019 What will the future of The United Methodist Church look like in the coming years? Who is shaping that...

Western Jurisdiction Biblical Obedience Network calls for prayer vigils during Council of Bishops meeting

Retired Bishop Melvin G. Talbert, addressing the Love Your Neighbor Tabernacle outside General Conference on May 4, urged United Methodists to “join in an...

A Holy Week Message

Image: The Native American mask was a gift made by United Methodist artist, author and storyteller, Ray Buckley, whose heritage is Lakota/Tlingit/Scot. It is...

What to Expect from the Western Jurisdictional Conference – #WJUMC

By Patrick Scriven, Director of Communications and Young People's Ministries When the Western Jurisdiction gathers next week it will be the final in a series...

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky’s Post-Judicial Council Hearing Remarks

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky shares her prepared remarks for the press conference which followed Judicial Council oral arguments on April 25, 2017 in Newark, NJ. She restates the argument that jurisdictional autonomy in electing bishops is "at the heart of our unity-in-diversity" and confirms that obedient love, not defiance, guides the WJ's decision making.

VIDEO: WJ Bishops declare Safe Harbor for LGBTQ+ clergy, candidates

VIDEO: WJ Bishops declare Safe Harbor for LGBTQ+ clergy, candidates #UMC4All

General Conference 2016 Volunteers Needed!

Portland, Ore. is going to be hosting one of the most significant events in United Methodism next year. The 2016 General Conference, which is...