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“Just Save One”: World AIDS Day a chance to extend God’s grace

World AIDS Day, observed each year on Dec. 1, provides an opportunity for people around the world to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS and to show their compassion and support to those living with the disease. The Council of Bishops this week affirmed again the United Methodist Church’s commitment to a holistic approach …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Judicial Council’s ruling on Way Forward petitions

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement on Oct. 26, 2018: The Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church today issued its ruling regarding petitions from the Council of Bishops to the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference. The Council of Bishops …

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Sept. 14 deadline to apply for Bossey scholarship, local church grants

Time is running out to apply for a scholarship to study Christian unity and grants for local churches and other groups that operate ecumenical or interreligious ministries. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, to apply for these opportunities, supported by the UMC Council of Bishops: Bossey Ecumenical Institute Scholarship Applicants for a $10,000 scholarship to …

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Bishop Holston’s response to Faith Leaders’ Statement on Family Separation

June 8, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement in response to the June 7, 2018, Faith Leaders’ Statement on Family Separation: “He called a child, whom he put among them, and said…‘Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Judicial Council decision

May 25, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement following the May 25, 2018, decision from the UMC Judicial Council: The Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church issued on May 25, 2018, its ruling regarding petitions to the special session of …

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Bishops clarify statement on Way Forward recommendation

May 18, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church issued the following statement, written by the bishops who served on the Commission on a Way Forward, and approved by the Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops this week. “The Council of Bishops has voted by an overwhelming majority …

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UMC bishops announce results of five constitutional amendments

Two amendments dealing with gender and other equity issues fail WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has completed canvassing the votes of annual conferences on the five constitutional amendments that were approved by the 2016 General Conference. Three of the amendments – Amendment III, Amendment IV and Amendment V – received at least …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on UMC Council of Bishops’ Way Forward decision

May 4, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement following the April 29-May 4, 2018, meeting of the Council of Bishops: Over the past week, the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church met in Chicago and made a decision about what …

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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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Bishop Holston’s statement on Trump’s immigrant remarks

A statement from Bishop L. Jonathan Holston: Before an earthquake shook the lives of more than 3 million people in Haiti in 2010, United Methodists were already on the ground of the impoverished Caribbean nation, working to improve living conditions for a population long beset by poverty. After the earthquake, United Methodist Volunteers In Mission …

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