A new group, Uniting Methodists Movement, promotes a solution of staying together as a denomination despite deep differences over the acceptance of homosexuality.
In Alabama, social media links two United Methodist congregations to provide shelter from tropical storm Irma.
United Methodists are speaking out against the deportation of 600,000 youths granted amnesty under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and are urging Congress to act immediately to protect them.
U.S. annual conferences tackled church responses to tough topics during the 2017 season, reports Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service.
There’ll be no public unveiling of the Commission on A Way Forward’s plans for keeping the United Methodist Church together until after the plan is reviewed by the November meeting of the Council of Bishops, Heather Hahn reports.
The Commission on A Way Forward is reviewing input from United Methodists on a future for the worldwide denomination.
The Rev. M Barclay is the first openly “non-binary trans person” to become a United Methodist deacon, according to Reconciling Ministries Network.
United Methodist leaders express their disagreement with President Trump’s decision to pull the United States from the Paris climate accord.
The Connectional Table, the UMC’s program and budget coordination agency, has approved a plan to connect the evaluation of United Methodist general agencies with the development of the denomination’s budget.
Despite strong resistance to the idea at the 2016 General Conference, United Methodist leaders say that some kind of U.S. structure will be needed to implement the expected global Book of Discipline in 2020.