For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops in partnership with The Upper Room is launching Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward. Phase 1 involved 84 members of the Council of Bishops praying for The United Methodist Church’s way forward for 15 minutes daily, from August to December 2016. This was followed… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward explains the three special offerings which will be received at Annual Conference 2018.
For Immediate release WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops is issuing the following statement, written by the bishops who served on the Commission on a Way Forward, and approved by the Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops this week. The Council of Bishops has voted by an overwhelming majority to share the work… Continue Reading→
For immediate release Commission ends its work; hears bishops’ recommendation for a way forward. Nashville — The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward for The United Methodist Church concluded its ninth and final meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, yesterday (May 16). The Commission met nine times over 17 months. The Commission reviewed a wide variety of… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward highlights the ways the North Carolina Conference is in partnership with other faiths in the process of peace-making
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. We are deeply committed across North Carolina to the education of all children, to the support of teachers and administrators, and to stronger funding for public education. At the 2016 Sessions of the North Carolina and the Western North Carolina… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward gives a report from the meeting of the Council of Bishops last week, where they discussed a proposal for the February 2019 General Conference.
For immediate release May 7, 2018 Of five constitutional amendments two fail to get required two-thirds majority. Washington, D. C. – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has completed canvassing of the votes of annual conferences on the five constitutional amendments that were approved by the 2016 General Conference. Summary of Votes… Continue Reading→
For immediate release May 4, 2018 Chicago – United Methodist bishops, meeting in Chicago, engaged… Continue Reading→