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Bishop Holston’s statement on Way Forward report

The Commission on a Way Forward this week presented the Council of Bishops with sketches of three models as possible directions for a way forward for the United Methodist Church. The commission is working on behalf of the Council of Bishops to discern a way to maintain the unity of our church in the midst …

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Bishops uphold mission, unity, space, contextuality in interim report on LGBTQ inclusion

LAKE JUNALUSKA – Placing emphasis on the values of unity, space and contextuality – all for the sake of mission – the Council of Bishops is exploring sketches of three models as possible directions for a way forward for The United Methodist Church over LGBTQ inclusion. With the mission of God through the risen Christ …

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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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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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GCFA Board votes to fund Commission on A Way Forward

NASHVILLE – The Board of Directors of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) held its quarterly meeting in Nashville, November 17-18.  The fall meeting is historically the meeting when the board approves the general agency spending plans for the upcoming year. In addition, the board approved a 3 percent increase in the salaries of jurisdictional …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on special General Conference

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference, has issued this statement: As we walk by faith and not by sight into an uncertain future in our denomination, the Council of Bishops is preparing to ask for a called General Conference in early 2019 in order to respond to the findings …

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UM theology professors to gather for conversation on unity, human sexuality

  United Methodist Communications NASHVILLE – The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and the Association of United Methodist Theological Schools announced plans to co-host a theological colloquy on “The Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness.” The colloquy, planned in support of the Council of Bishops, will …

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Council of Bishops to call for special General Conference

United Methodist Communications ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA. – Through an affirmative vote at their fall meeting this week, the United Methodist Council of Bishops expressed its intent to call for a special session of the General Conference in February or March 2019 and asked the business manager of  the General Conference to move forward with exploring venues …

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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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