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Bishops urge Methodists to deny themselves for the sake of Gospel

2018 Lenten Message calls for more spiritual disciplines The Bishops of the United Methodist Church are calling on members of the denomination to deny themselves during the 2018 Lenten Season for the sake of the kingdom of Jesus Christ and to set aside self-interest so that others may have a more abundant life. In a …

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UMC bishops call for respectful conversations in time of uncertainty

LAKE JUNALUSKA – United Methodist bishops are calling on members of the denomination to engage in respectful conversations amidst growing conflict over political, religious and justice issues in many places in our world. In a pastoral letter released at the end of the Council of Bishops meeting at Lake Junaluska in North Carolina on Friday, …

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United Methodist bishops call for a ‘Clean Dream Act’

WASHINGTON – United Methodist bishops are urging the United States Congress to pass a Clean Dream Act that would allow undocumented young people the opportunity to work, receive an education and serve in the U.S. military. In a statement released Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, the bishops said they are praying and urging action for the …

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UMC bishops offer post-election congratulations, prayers

United Methodist Communications In a congratulatory letter to President-elect Donald Trump on behalf of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church, Council President Bishop Bruce R. Ough sent a prayer and a plea for the nation to come together. “We are a deeply divided nation in a world community marred by division, war …

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Ough makes first presidential address to bishops

United Methodist Communications ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA. – In his first presidential address to the Council of Bishops, Bishop Bruce R. Ough brought the bishops alternately to their knees in prayer and to their feet in resounding applause as he laid out a message of unity to a new council. The bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota …

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