Citing the pandemic’s ongoing threat, United Methodists and Episcopalians have put plans for full communion between their two denominations on hold for now.
Our hearts are broken, and we're devastated by the sudden departure of Bishop Yambasu. This is a great blow to the people called United Methodists! It is our hope and prayer that God will comfort the family in particular and The United Methodist family at large. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
The pandemic’s economic wreckage has left its mark on United Methodist ledgers. However, giving to denomination-wide ministries rebounded slightly in July.
As we’ve all seen in the past few months, church reopening can be challenging. But for more than 400 United Methodist Churches in the New York Annual Conference (NYAC), the bar was set even higher...
Ross Williams, NYAC CFO and Director of Administration Announces Plans to Retire, Effective June 2021
God always has a wonderful way of placing the right people, in the right place, at the right time. But this happens, as many say, for a reason and a season. And believing it, doesn’t lessen the sadness when the time comes to say “goodbye” to one of your own.
As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic requires social distancing and vigorous cleaning, churches must weigh whether to continue only worshipping online or reopening buildings in limited capacities. Others have begun to move outside.
Faced with a back-to-school season like no other, the Rev. Chrissy Ruehl told her husband: “Somebody should do something.”
Our hearts are broken, and we're devastated by this sudden departure of Bishop Yambasu. This is a great blow to the people called United Methodists! It is our hope and prayers that God will comfort the family in particular and The United Methodist family at large.
Methodism’s founder wanted to minister with Native Americans and abolish slavery. But decades after John Wesley’s death, a Methodist bishop was a slaveholder and a Methodist clergyman was responsible for one of the worst massacres of Native Americans in U.S. history. So what went wrong?
The murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 has brought to bear the urgency to intentionally and effectively address systemic racism in all sectors of our society. The church is not immune to that examination as well.
Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton is pleased to announce the impending appointment of Reverend Dr. Marvin Anthony Moss as the new Director of Congregational Development and Revitalization for the New York Annual Conference.
One of the New York Annual Conference's own, Reverend Dr. Javier A. Viera, has been named the next president of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, effective January 1, 2021.
We join with other church leaders and boards and agencies of the United Methodist Church to add strength to the message that we will no longer remain silent nor complicit but must act now!
The bishops of the Northeastern Jurisdiction have been in deep conversation, prayer, and mutual strategy in recent days...
By Heather Hahn May 26, 2020 | UM News Organizers have announced that the next General Conference will be Aug. 29-Sept. 7, 2021, in Minneapolis, despite pleas that the decision-making body not meet at the start of the academic year. However, the organizers are still looking for ways to ensure delegates, even if they can’t meet in person, can participate online in what many expect to be a historic legislative meeting. The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly — postponed from this ...