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Bishop Holston’s statement on Christ UMC

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement on Oct. 27, 2018: At all times, clear communication is important for maintaining trust. For this reason, I want to share that I have received a letter indicating that Christ United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach …

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S.C. delegates will re-vote on women’s equity amendment in 2018

Proposed Constitutional Amendment I will be taken up at 2018 Annual Conference May 14, 2018 Delegates to the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference, meeting June 3-6 in Greenville, will take a second vote on a proposed amendment to the UMC constitution addressing women’s equity issues. The secretary of the General Conference announced last week that …

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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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