News and Views

January 2018

Bishop Easterling tells ROCK: God has a plan for your life

January 31, 2018

Bishop LaTrelle Easterling's words to the nearly 5,000 youth at ROCK 2018 ring true for all of us: God has a plan for your life.

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Commission moderators emphasize mission as key to way forward

January 30, 2018

The moderators of the Commission on a Way Forward are urging United Methodists to engage in reflections on where they see mission at the heart of the denomination as well as seeing mission as significant for resolving conflict. 

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Faith, science and ministry come together

January 30, 2018

Is there an intersection between faith, science, and ministry? If so, where? A recent convocation sought some answer.

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UMC Organizations to Be Listed on Guidestar

January 29, 2018

United Methodist churches can now be listed on Guidestar data base.

Bishops, agency respond to #MeToo movement

January 24, 2018

As allegations of sexual misconduct rock Hollywood, the media and the U.S. government, United Methodist leaders acknowledge that the church also has seen such abuses of power. The Council of Bishops and Commission on the Status and Role of Women...

Churches, community and kids feed the hungry together

January 17, 2018

On Martin Luther King Day, Bethesda UMC and Chevy Chase UMC came together to make more than 20,000 meals, bound for Peru.