Supporters of the One Church option, which is backed by the Council of Bishops, say they think it offers the best alternative for keeping the UMC together.
Supporters of A Simple Plan say it’s the only one that follows one of The United Methodist Church’s General Rules: “Do no harm.”
United Methodists around the country are providing meals, prayers and other aid to furloughed government workers, while in Washington, D. C., faith leaders called for an end to the federal shutdown.
Stances on the church unity proposals coming to the special 2019 General Conference are firming up, and little agreement is seen.
United Methodist churches are working hard to provide adequate security without sacrificing the radical hospitality that is a core value of Christianity.
Pittsburgh Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi urges United Methodists to tend first to those harmed emotionally by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, and then to work toward reducing violence.