Mid-Term State of The United Methodist Church set for March 2

Council of Bishops President Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton will deliver a Mid-Term State of The United Methodist Church Address on March 2, 2023 at 1pm EST. The video presentation will launch on the official United Methodist denominational website at ...

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African bishops condemn Africa Initiative and WCA

The United Methodist Church (UMC) bishops in Africa have condemned the Africa Initiative group and the Wesleyan Covenant Association (WCA) for spreading falsehoods about The United Methodist Church in Africa.

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UMC bishops offer overwhelming support to Bishop Patrick Streiff

In an overwhelming decision on the third day of their spring meeting, the bishops of The United Methodist Church today affirmed support for Bishop Patrick Streiff of the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe in the aftermath of the ...

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Mulenga is Communicator of the Year

Council of Bishops Director of Communications Rev. Dr. Maidstone Mulenga was last night named Communicator of the Year for The United Methodist Church by the United Methodist Association of Communicators during a ceremony at McKendree United ...

UMC bishops call for peace in Ukraine

A pastoral letter from Bishop Alsted in light of the tragic events in Ukraine   Bishop Christian Alsted, who serves in the Central Conference that consists of Nordic, Baltic and Eurasian countries, including Russia and Ukraine, is offering a profound...

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.

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UMC Bishops call for equal voting rights

The Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is calling upon United Methodists to use their influence in their states, legislative districts, and local precincts to enable voter registration and to encourage ...

Methodist colleges to host global Consultation on Vaccine Equity

International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities (IAMSCU) is inviting people for the “IAMSCU Consultation on Vaccine Equity” which will involve global partners from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and ...

Bishops offer devotions for Holy Week 2021

The Council of Bishops is offering daily devotions during Holy Week, culminating into the Good Friday message by COB President Cynthia Fierro Harvey. The devotions include a video testimony and journal page for discussion.

UMC bishops offer Lenten Season Devotions

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church will be offering a weekly devotion during the Lenten season which begins this week. Each Wednesday during Lent and every day during Holy Week, a 15-minute recorded devotion, led by a bishop and ...

UMC Bishops call for optimism and hope in 2021

"We bask in the hope that something new is coming and in the promise that we can face the future unafraid. As people of faith, we stand in the confidence that God, who began a good thing in us, will see it to fruition." Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, ...

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United Methodist Bishops in Philippines get term extension

The Philippines Central Conference's coordinating council voted to extend the episcopal leadership of the country's three incumbent bishops through the end of 2021. Extending the bishops' terms sparked controversy over the authority of the ...

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U.S. Bishops call for full participation in November elections

United Methodist bishops based in the United States today issued a statement on Faith and Democracy, calling on the people of The United Methodist Church to support voter registration and encourage people to vote in the November 3 elections.

UMC General Conference 2020 postponed

The Executive Committee of the Commission on the General Conference today announced that the General Conference will be postponed and will not occur May 5-15, 2020 as planned.

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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.

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 ...