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 – APRIL 29, 2018 Chicago – United Methodist bishops were today reminded that the church is watching, waiting and wondering if and how they will lead the denomination into the future. At the opening of the 2018 April/May meeting of the Council of Bishops at the Hilton Rosemont Hotel in Chicago today,… Continue Reading→
For Immediate Release April 24, 2018 Washington, D.C. – The Bishops of The United Methodist Church will meet in Chicago from April 29-May 4 to celebrate leadership through the passing of the gavel, certify constitutional amendments and finalize their recommendations to the… Continue Reading→
For immediate release – February 28, 2018 Dallas – What is the Christ’s way forward for doing mission and ministry in the worldwide United Methodist Church? That is the question bishops pondered during their February meeting in Dallas this week as they received an updated report from the Commission on a Way Forward. In the… Continue Reading→
For Immediate Release: Monday, February 26, 2018 Let’s be open to Christ changing our minds, Bishop Ough tells fellow bishops Dallas – Council of Bishops President Bishop Bruce Ough has urged his fellow bishops to be open to Christ changing their minds as they counter disagreements and to be prepared to lead The United Methodist… Continue Reading→
Dear United Methodist friends, In these early days of Lent, we grieve with the people of Parkland, Florida. We give thanks for courageous, faithful, thoughtful leadership of pastors and of laity. As we seek to find and offer comfort, God is with us. I hope you will read and ponder prayerfully this excellent message from… Continue Reading→
Join Bishop Hope on a Pilgrimage to Seneca Falls, NY, the birthplace of women’s rights. Walk through the fertile history of the area, hearing the stories of women’s suffrage, the abolition of slavery and a reform movement which forever impacted our country. July 2018 approaches the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and marks the 170th… Continue Reading→
For Immediate Release – January 30, 2018 The moderators of the Commission on a Way Forward are urging United Methodists to engage in reflections on where they see mission at the heart of the denomination as well as seeing mission as significant for resolving conflict. Below is the statement from Bishops David Yemba, Sandra Steiner… Continue Reading→
All provisional or full ELDERS and DEACONS that are members of the NC Conference and serving in Extension Ministries are required to fill out the Extension Ministry Report for the reporting period of January 1 – Dec. 31, 2017 by January 31, 2018. Report and instructions are located at Extension Ministries.