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Are you ready? Bishop’s Golf Tournament for Africa University

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Bishop Holston’s statement regarding Judicial Council decision

Many of you have been waiting to learn how the Judicial Council would rule on the request by the South Central Jurisdiction for a declaratory decision regarding the consecration last July of Karen Oliveto, an openly gay, married bishop in the Western Jurisdiction. On Tuesday, April 25, the Judicial Council held a public hearing on …

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Council of Bishops president’s statement regarding Judicial Council decision

TO:  All United Methodists FROM:  Bishop Bruce R. Ough, President, Council of Bishops RE:  Judicial Council Decision Grace to you and peace from God our Creator and our Lord Jesus Christ. Today, the Judicial Council released its decision on a request for a declaratory decision from the South Central Jurisdiction (SCJ) in response to the Western …

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Consecration of gay bishop against UM church law

By Linda Bloom United Methodist News Service The consecration of a gay bishop violates church law, the top court of The United Methodist Church has ruled. However, the bishop “remains in good standing,” the Judicial Council said in Decision 1341, until an administrative or judicial process is completed. “Under the long-standing principle of legality, no …

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Bishop Holston: Q&A in advance of Judicial Council meeting

Brothers and Sisters, In advance of next week’s meeting of the Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church, I ask you to join me in praying for the members of the Judicial Council. I encourage you to become familiar with how the Judicial Council works, what it can and cannot do, and what effect its …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on membership of the Commission on a Way Forward

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference, issued this statement in response to the announcement of the membership of the Commission on a Way Forward: At the 2016 General Conference, the bishops’ plan for the Commission on a Way Forward was adopted. The Council of Bishops has prayerfully considered the …

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Council President: Statement on the Orlando shooting

Minneapolis, Minn.: Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued the following statement about the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida: United Methodists across the world are horrified by the despicable act of terrorism in Orlando, Florida, that took the lives of 49 individuals and wounded 53 others. We …

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Council of Bishops Adopts Covenant of Accountability

Portland, Oregon: Meeting in Portland, Oregon, the Council of Bishops voted to adopt a “Covenant of Accountability for the Council of Bishops” and pledged to hold one another accountable for living according to the agreement while seeking the support and prayers of the entire church. The announcement comes on the eve of the quadrennial legislative …

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Bishop Holston asks for prayers for General Conference

It’s Finally Here! Friends, The 2016 General Conference is finally here. Some 864 lay and clergy from around the world have assembled in Portland, Oregon. Beginning with a time of confession and pardon that moves into a time of thanksgiving, these delegates will meet over the next two weeks for a time of prayer and planning to shape the …

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Columbia District raises over $4000 for Imagine No Malaria.

The Columbia district Barbecue Bash was held Saturday March 19th at Trinity United Methodist Church in Blythwood. The event, which had about 160 clergy and laity in attendance raised $4145 for Imagine No Malaria, part of the conferences initiative to raise One million dollars to fight malaria in Africa. “The Columbia District received not only food …

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