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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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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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UMC bishops call for respectful conversations in time of uncertainty

LAKE JUNALUSKA – United Methodist bishops are calling on members of the denomination to engage in respectful conversations amidst growing conflict over political, religious and justice issues in many places in our world. In a pastoral letter released at the end of the Council of Bishops meeting at Lake Junaluska in North Carolina on Friday, …

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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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United Methodist bishops call for a ‘Clean Dream Act’

WASHINGTON – United Methodist bishops are urging the United States Congress to pass a Clean Dream Act that would allow undocumented young people the opportunity to work, receive an education and serve in the U.S. military. In a statement released Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, the bishops said they are praying and urging action for the …

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2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions scholarships available

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is offering scholarships to the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions conference, scheduled for November 1-7 in Toronto, Canada. The Council of Bishops will give scholarships to three seminary students and three others (laity or clergy) who previously have not attended a PWR. In order to take …

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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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