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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.

United Methodists to Meet in Charlotte for Worldwide Conference


The Commission on the General Conference announced today that the 2024 United Methodist General Conference will be held April 23 – May 3, 2024, at Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

US Bishops Receive Assignments


After electing 13 new bishops during their Nov. 2-5 meetings, the denomination’s five U.S. jurisdictional conferences announced episcopal assignments effective Jan. 1.

Northeastern Jurisdiction Elects Burgos as Bishop


History was made in the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference when Rev. Héctor Burgos, the superintendent of the Central District in the Greater New Jersey Conference, was elected as bishop in The United Methodist Church’s Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference.

Episcopal Elections 2022


For the first time since 2016, new bishops will be elected on Nov. 2-5 by U.S. delegates in five areas or jurisdictions – North Central, Northeastern, South Central, Southeastern, and Western.

Jurisdictions Advised to Elect 14 US Bishops


United Methodist delegates will be heading to five simultaneous jurisdictional conferences across the U.S. to elect new bishops. But unlike during previous bishop elections, jurisdictional leaders are recommending that the delegates gathering Nov. 2-5 not fill every vacant episcopal office.

General Agencies Face Tough Budgeting Season


The United Methodist Church’s general agencies are deep into developing their spending plans for the year ahead, and the process is more complicated than ever.

Special NEJ Session to Decide on Election of Bishops on October 15


The UMC’s Northeastern Jurisdiction will have a virtual Special Called Session will take place this Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9:00am-1:00 pm. to receive a special report from the Committee on Episcopacy and College of Bishops...

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