Bishop Michael J. Coyner was praised as a leader who sought to bring together people of differing perspectives.
Kick-off rallies, social media and other activities mark the formal beginning of the #Resist Harm protests against the Traditional Plan, which went into effect Jan. 1.
Donald Heckman can no longer present himself as a United Methodist clergyman or perform ministerial duties.
United Methodist congregations have particular reason to be hopeful of fuller pews this Dec. 24. A survey commissioned by United Methodist Communications this year found an increase among U.S. adults interested in visiting a United Methodist church.
United Methodists of all theological and church political persuasions are making their stances known as the time to General Conference 2020 counts down, writes Heather Hahn.
The Central Conference bishops’ endorsement of the Connectional Table’s proposal for a U.S. regional conference is a big deal for an idea that previously has faced strong opposition.
Projections from the General Council on Finance and Administration foretell that the majority status of U.S. membership in The United Methodist Church is coming to an end — and may be there already.
For the past two years, the European conferences have paid nearly three times — 300% — what they were apportioned under a General Conference-approved formula, yet face severe cutbacks in their office budgets by GCFA.
The GCFA board unanimously approved 2020 agency spending plans — almost all based on a 70% apportionment collection rate.
Bishop Michael McKee said the giving decline reflects reaction to the contentious special General Conference and because people don’t value the UMC’s apportionment system that funds ministries beyond the local church.