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S.C. leads UMC in Praying Our Way Forward Dec. 24-30

The second phase of the “Praying Our Way Forward” initiative was launched New Year’s Day 2017, with 75 weeks of focused prayer for the United Methodist Church. Each annual conference is taking one week to lead intentional prayer for the mission of the United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. …

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Questions about the Commission on a Way Forward?

As the Council of Bishops explores three models as possible directions for a way forward for the United Methodist Church over LGBTQ inclusion, church members themselves are encouraged to study, reflect and pray about the work of the Commission on a Way Forward. The commission created a booklet designed to help the bishops do just …

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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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