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Kabacan Central UMC Celebrates Ecumenical Sunday

The Kabacan Central United Methodist Church, a vital congregation considered as one of the flagship churches of the Mindanao Philippines Annual Conference celebrated Ecumenical Sunday last January 19, 2020.

Training in Interreligious Relations offered for Young Adults

The World Methodist Council is partnering with other organizations in offering training for Young Adults on Interreligious Relations that started in Asia and is now expanding globally. This year’s Young Adult Training for Religions Amity (YATRA) will...

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Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone?

Council of Bishops President Bishop Ken Carter remembers the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a season of violence and racism.

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Funeral for Bishop Coyner set for Jan. 18

The memorial service for Bishop Michael Coyner will be at 11 a.m. Eastern Time Saturday, Jan. 18, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, Indiana. Bishop Coyner, retired Bishop of Dakotas and Indiana areas, died ...

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Bishop Michael Coyner dies

Bishop Michael Coyner, retired Bishop of Indiana Area, died today January 8, 2020.  Bishop Coyner had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer that had spread to his liver. Mike Coyner is originally from Anderson, Indiana. He received his B.A. from ...

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Bishop R. Kern Eutsler dies at 100

Retired United Methodist Bishop R. Kern Eutsler died this morning, January 2, 2020. Bishop Eutsler was the one of the oldest living United Methodist Bishops. He turned 100 years old in August 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions about the United Methodist Mediation Team

How was the group which produced the Protocol formed?  In the summer of 2019, Bishop John Yambasu (Sierra Leone Episcopal Area) invited five persons from three constituencies within The United Methodist Church – traditionalists, centrist, and ...

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The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is a global, ecumenical, and annual event which was first observed in 1908 in the chapel of a small Atonement Franciscan convent of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the hills of New York.  The celebration soon...

Bishops offer scholarships for UMEIT: USA 2020

The Council of Bishops is offering scholarships to first-time attenders to participate in the National Workshop on Christian Unity and UMEIT: USA.

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Ebony Bishops Demand a Voice in Discussions on UMC Future

The Ebony Bishops of The United Methodists Church (African-American bishops serving in the United States) have called on the denomination to include African-American clergy and laity in the ongoing discussions on the future of the church, as they ...

Churches to mark 400th Anniversary of arrival of enslaved Africans in Virginia

On October 2-4, 2019, leaders from all of the major Christian traditions will gather in Montgomery, Alabama, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved African peoples to Jamestown, Virginia (USA). The commemoration is part of ...

United Methodists in the Philippines seek UMC unity

THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PHILIPPINES CENTRAL CONFERENCE    RESOLUTION                WHEREAS, We, United Methodists in the Philippines are intensely opposed to any move that dissolves the United Methodist Church.  From the beginning of the Church...

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Diverse group of United Methodists explores separation

A group of theologically diverse United Methodists met at Floris United Methodist Church in Virginia on Friday and Saturday to continue seeking a way to resolve the impasse on the ordination of LGBTQ members and the blessing of same-gender marriages ...

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Retired Bishop Kenneth W. Hicks dies at 96

Bishop Kenneth W. Hicks, retired United Methodist Bishop, passed away today June 19, 2019 at age 96. “We give thanks for the long and faithful life of Bishop Kenneth W. Hicks, who was an instrument of God in sharing the gospel of peace in his own ...

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Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC) leaders set goals for 2019-2022

Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC), a covenant organization of eleven different US denominations/communions, held its triennial plenary session in Montgomery, Alabama from June 6-9, 2019. The plenary included up to seven delegates from each of the ...