A combined meeting of four leadership bodies, members of the Commission on A Way Forward gave the first public report on the three United Methodist unity proposals they’ve sent to the Council of Bishops.
Twenty-nine U.S. annual conferences and nine regions in the Central Conferences paid the full amounts of their fair-share contributions known as apportionments, reports Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service.
Most membership growth has occurred in Africa, although there are bright spots in worship attendance in the United States.
United Methodist leaders pledge to “do the right thing” with allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct in the church, along with providing resources to reduce abusive behaviors.
With the deadline for submitting legislation to the 2019 special General Conference fast approaching, the Commission on a Way Forward is beginning to put details to its three “sketches” for the UMC’s future.
Before he became the King of Rock and Roll, a young singer named Elvis Presley recorded his music in a historic studio owned by the Methodist Church.
Remembrances recall the lives of United Methodist and world leaders who died this year.
Like Mary and Joseph, Elizabeth and her family journeyed in search of safe lodging. They too faced shut doors and real peril. Then a United Methodist immigration ministry stepped in to help them.
United Methodists were among hundreds of protesters arrested by Capitol Police for demonstrating on behalf of young people affected by the Trump Administration’s removal of protections for undocumented child arrivals.
Bishop Hector Ortiz of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico updates the United Methodist Council of Bishops on the island’s status after Hurricane Maria.