Coronavirus: Need to Know Resources and Information

General Conference Postponed until 2024


Citing long wait times for visas, General Conference organizers announced that The United Methodist Church’s top lawmaking assembly — long postponed by pandemic — must wait until 2024.

United Methodists in and Near Ukraine Help Refugees


United Methodists in Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland are providing shelter, food and other help for those who have fled Ukraine.

Clergy Record Free Music Videos for Lenten Season


Two Korean United Methodist clergy came together to record free hymns and special music for use during the Lenten season and on Easter Sunday.

Bishop Bickerton Issues Pastoral Letter on Ukraine


War is not compatible with the belief system that informs the way we think, the way we pray, and the way we act.

Korean Pastors Call for Repentance, Unity


Ahead of Lent, over 100 Korean United Methodist pastors published a statement called “Confession and Covenant,” acknowledging the current conflict within the United Methodist Church.

Groups Offer Conflicting Calls on General Conference


Pointing to ongoing concerns around COVID-19, a group of General Conference delegates is urging a third postponement of the denomination’s top lawmaking assembly — this time to 2024.

United Methodists Respond to Invasion of Ukraine


Russia’s invasion of Ukraine brought calls for prayer and statements of deep concern from United Methodists, as well as a first-hand account from a denomination member in harm’s way.

Church Court Says GC2020 Delay Resets Deadlines


The United Methodist Church’s top court ruled that any postponement of General Conference resets the submission deadlines for proposed legislation.

Denominational Giving Drops for Third Year


Amid denominational uncertainty and a persistent pandemic, giving to United Methodist ministries declined in 2021 for the third straight year

Raising my Children to be Anti-Racist


Some of the best advice I’ve ever gotten came from Maya Angelou.

Help for Korean Pastors in Cross-Racial Ministry


Korean-American United Methodist pastors who serve cross-racial appointments created a program called “CRCC Madang” in 2017.

Church Court Clarifies Disaffiliation Rules


The United Methodist Church’s top court released six decisions Feb. 9 related to a new provision governing how congregations can leave the denomination with property.

Church Disaffiliations, Court Cases Mount


With a proposed United Methodist separation on hold, a growing number of congregations are moving ahead with their own plans to leave the denomination.

UMC Bishops Rebuke Hatred and Racism


The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has condemned the recent hatred and racist attacks on houses of worships and institutions of learning in the United States.

Hendren Aiming for Stability at Wespath


Prudent investing is complicated at any time. But as Andrew Hendren works to get his sea legs as the new top executive at Wespath Benefits and Investments, the outlook is downright dizzying.

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