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UM bishops name 32 Way Forward commission members

From: United Methodist Communications WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Methodist Council of Bishops has announced the membership of the Commission on a Way Forward. “After three months of diligent and prayerful discernment, we have selected 8 bishops, 11 laity, 12 elders and 1 deacon to serve on the commission,” said Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on church unity

Bishop Ough made a statement today during General Conference on behalf the of the Council of Bishops calling for church unity after rumors of a split in The United Methodist Church. South Carolina Resident Bishop Jonathan Holston wrote a statement in response to share with South Carolina United Methodists. Read more, including delegate reactions here. Below …

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Jessica Brodie’s General Conference 2016 wrap-up for May 13

A South Carolina Perspective By Jessica Brodie PORTLAND, Ore.—Legislative committees kicked their work into high gear at General Conference May 13, approving, amending, rejecting and merging hundreds of petitions that will go before the full body next week. With the controversial Rule 44 rejected the day prior, the committees dove into their work the traditional …

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Council of Bishops Adopts Covenant of Accountability

Portland, Oregon: Meeting in Portland, Oregon, the Council of Bishops voted to adopt a “Covenant of Accountability for the Council of Bishops” and pledged to hold one another accountable for living according to the agreement while seeking the support and prayers of the entire church. The announcement comes on the eve of the quadrennial legislative …

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Bishop Holston asks for prayers for General Conference

It’s Finally Here! Friends, The 2016 General Conference is finally here. Some 864 lay and clergy from around the world have assembled in Portland, Oregon. Beginning with a time of confession and pardon that moves into a time of thanksgiving, these delegates will meet over the next two weeks for a time of prayer and planning to shape the …

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