Coronavirus: Need to Know Resources and Information

COVID Sparks Interest in BeADisciple Courses


A growing number of students are taking advantage of the online courses offered by BeADisciple. Certifications are avalable in specialties including children’s ministry, evangelism, spiritual formation and Christian care and counseling.

Bishops Take on Climate, Finances, Vaccines


Over a busy three and half hours, United Methodist bishops spent the last day of their fall online meeting making a range of decisions on church life and global challenges.

Bishops Agree on Narrative for the Continuing United Methodist Church


The Council of Bishops ended its Fall meeting on Friday having spent time in worship, plenary and covenant groups as they seek God’s guidance to lead The United Methodist Church.

Bishops Offer Framework for Inclusive Church


The Council of Bishops has cast a vision for a future United Methodist Church that transcends the labels many church members use to describe themselves.

Council of Bishops President’s Remarks


Bishop Bickerton addressed the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church for the first time as incoming president on Friday, November 5, 2021.

Missionary Covenant Support: How Congregations Can Help


Your church can make a covenant, pray for and support our 220 missionaries serving in 60 countries sharing the good news, inviting all to warm themselves in the light of Christ, and transforming the world for the Kin-dom of God.

Pandemic-Related Stress Makes Clergy Self-Care Even More Important


Statistics say that one out of every five people in the general population will experience a mental illness, such as anxiety or depression, during their lifetime. Unfortunately, comparable statistics for clergy aren’t much different.

That's Good to Know... News, Resources and More for November 2021


Whether it's helpful information from NYAC leadership, free learning opportunities or updates from around the connection, there's lots more great news to share this month.

Bishop Bickerton Elected as Next President of UMC Council of Bishops


Bishop Thomas Bickerton, the residential bishop of New York Conference, was elected today as the next president of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church during the bishops’ online meeting via Zoom.

Bishops Urged to Embrace ‘More Loving Way’


As plans for denominational separation ramp up, bishops start their fall meeting with a focus on the continuing United Methodist Church.

Group Seeks Bishops’ Grace in Church Exits


A group of United Methodists is urging bishops to allow congregations that want to do so to leave with property now — rather than wait for General Conference.

Global Ministries, UMCOR approve $10M in Grants


While recognizing the weariness of aid workers after disasters around the world, the board of United Methodist Global Ministries and the United Methodist Committee on Relief forged ahead, approving more than $10 million in grants at their fall board meeting.

Bishop Asbury Still Shapes Church Today


This year, people called Methodist on both sides of the Atlantic are celebrating the 250th anniversary of Francis Asbury’s crossing from England to America.

‘Church for Nerds’ Builds Community Without a Building


As the world develops and changes, churches are embracing those changes and adapting in order to reach a new generation.

UMC Leaders Share Important Information for Churches Sponsoring Scout Troops


United Methodist churches that have sponsored Boy Scout troops can expect to receive a “disclosure statement package” from the Boy Scouts of America regarding its pending bankruptcy proceeding.

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