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Church Responds to Days of Mass Shootings


United Methodists are reeling after multiple mass shootings over the past few days took more than 20 lives, left dozens injured and sewed heartbreak across the U.S.

COB Offers Scholarships for National Workshop on Christian Unity 2023


The Council of Bishops is offering partial scholarships to seminary students and first-time attenders to participate in the National Workshop on Christian Unity (NWCU) and UMEIT: USA 2023.

First United Methodist Latina sworn into US Congress


Rep. Delia Ramírez Hernández (D-Ill.) was sworn into the 118th U.S. Congress on Jan. 7, becoming its first United Methodist Latino woman. She was elected Nov. 8, 2022, to Illinois’ 3rd District with more than 67% of the vote.

North Georgia Hits Pause on Disaffiliations


Citing widespread “defamatory” misinformation, the North Georgia Annual Conference leadership has suspended the process for its congregations to exit The United Methodist Church

UMC Bishops ask Church Court for Clarification on 2024 Conference


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Council of Bishops (COB) of The United Methodist Church is petitioning the denomination’s top court for clarification on its recent decision regarding the General Conference that will be held in 2024.

COB President Offers Christmas Message for 2022


Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton, president of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church, offers his Christmas message for the denomination and the world.

2022: Noteworthy United Methodists Remembered


United Methodists over the past 12 months have marked the passing of a storied NFL coach, a beloved Christian contemporary music artist, the denomination’s first Asian American bishop and a pastor named Bible.

Exploring the Role of Angels at Christmas and Beyond


One reason the Rev. Susan Robb wrote about angels is because she believes she met one when she was 12 years old.

Church Court: No new Elections Needed for GC2024


The United Methodist Church’s highest court ruled that new delegate elections “are not required” for the long-delayed and potentially pivotal General Conference, now set for 2024.

Learning to 'Live Welcome' in Response to Human Need


When busloads of asylum seekers started rolling into Manhattan in August, the United Methodist Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew turned to an established network with other groups in crafting a response.

17 New UMC Bishops get Warm Welcome at COB Meeting


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops (COB) of The United Methodist Church (UMC) formally welcomed 17 newly elected episcopal leaders of the worldwide denomination during a special meeting on December 1, 2022.

Bishop Candidates Created Community Over Zoom


Unique to the North Central Jurisdictional Conference, 10 candidates for bishop recited a liturgy of solidarity and purpose before any votes were cast in the November elections.

Church Court Deals with General Conference Delay


In its coming session, The United Methodist Church’s highest court faces multiple questions related to the delay of the denomination’s top lawmaking assembly to 2024.

COB Welcomes Thirteen Newly Elected Bishops


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Council of Bishops (COB) of The United Methodist Church is welcoming thirteen (13) bishops who were elected during last week’s jurisdictional conferences in the United States.

Jurisdictions See Shift in Bishops, More Cooperation


The five jurisdictional conferences — meeting simultaneously across the U.S. — elected a new class of United Methodist bishops that includes a higher percentage of women and people of color than previous election cycles.

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