For Immediate Release April 23, 2019 The Council of Bishops is inviting the people of The United Methodist Church to be in prayer for the Judicial Council, which is in session this week. The Judicial Council will be discussing the constitutionality of matters related to the Special Session of the General Conference held in February…. Continue Reading→
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The Connectional Table The United Methodist Church April 3, 2019 NASHVILLE, TN – In a statement read before the board at their spring meeting, leaders of the Connectional Table acknowledged the need for denomination-wide conversations to find a path toward sustainable peace in the wake of General Conference 2019. CT Chair Bishop Christian Alsted and… Continue Reading→
A great article from UM News explaining what actually happened at the special called General Conference in St. Louis in February. Ask The UMC: What Happened at General Conference?
Large crowds gathered on Sunday, March 3 to hear an hour-long report from General Conference delegates about the special called session. After welcoming attendees, delegates began by explaining how local churches in the NC Conference fit into the global connection and the process of submitting petitions and electing delegates to General Conference. Since Bishop Ward… Continue Reading→
WASHINGTON, D. C. – In the aftermath of the Special Session of the General Conference, Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, President of the Council of Bishops has issued a pastoral letter based on James 5:13-16. “James does not call us to identify the sins of one another. He calls us to confess our sins to one… Continue Reading→
WASHINGTON, D. C. – Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, president of the Council of Bishops, has issued a pastoral letter based on James 5:13-16 following the conclusion of the Special Session of the General Conference. “James does not call us to identify the sins of one another. He calls us to confess our sins to one… Continue Reading→
We lament the harm and hurt that is keenly felt across our church, particularly by LGBTQI persons and their families and friends in our midst and around the world. I offer this prayer for your use in worship as you find it helpful.
ST. LOUIS – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church would like to thank the delegates to the Special Session of the General Conference for their diligent work during the 2019 conference, which ended today in St. Louis, in the United States. The General Conference is the highest legislative body in the church… Continue Reading→
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you as the General Conference concludes the Called Session. The Session was tumultuous, demonstrating the difficult intersections of Biblical interpretation, contextual ministry and the global nature of our church. The Traditional Plan was affirmed by 53% of General Conference delegates with strong support from conservative regions of… Continue Reading→