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Council of Bishops follows tradition with letter to the church.
General Conference wrapped up on Friday, May 20, and below are highlights of some accomplishments, followed by a summary provided by the United Methodist News Service. The UMC has raised $78 million ...
I love the church. I am not naive about the church, or my own human nature, but I love the church. I loved serving as a pastor in the local church, and now I am blessed in the ministry of being a bishop. My love for the church recognizes her flaws; we hold the treasure of the gospel in earthen vessels, Paul wrote, to show that the transcendent belongs to God and not to us.
In this season of General Conference, the Missouri Conference is sharing a website called "We Are More," a series of compelling stories of faith.
Use the GC 2016 link in the gray navigational bar near the top of the home page to access links to social media, news feeds and photo galleries on Florida's General Conference webpage headquarters.
The Florida Conference episcopal candidate's website includes sermons, a biography, endorsements and a video.
Delegates to General Conference 2016 will be asked to renew funding for the Young Clergy Initiative. The grant-based program, created by General Conference 2012, aims to bolster the ranks of young pastors in The United Methodist Church. While officials say it is too soon for statistical evidence that the program is working, anecdotal accounts offer encouragement.
They are: the faithfulness of the church, the fruitfulness of the church and the unity of the church.
"So what do you think will happen at the General Conference?” I’m often asked that question. Underneath are a variety of unspoken emotions: fear, anxiety, sadness, anticipation, excitement. It’s a question that’s voiced this year, perhaps with a greater sense of urgency, but it’s one we have asked before.
The Florida Conference is called to a time of prayer on April 14 to prepare for General Conference as part of denomination's 131 days of prayer that began on December 31. Rev. David McEntire, FUMC Lakeland, provides a format for this day of prayer in the Florida Conference.
Issues related to human sexuality dominated comments shared at a listening session hosted by the Florida Conference delegation and Connectional Table.
Delegates to General Conference review some of the legislative proposals they will see when United Methodist leaders convene in May for General Conference.
The SEJ College of Bishops is joined by the jurisdiction's episcopacy committee and lay leaders from associated annual conferences.