News and Views


Finding our Way in a Time of Uncertainty and Opportunity

November 10, 2017

The Council of Bishops issued a pastoral letter to The United Methodist Church on Friday, Nov. 10.

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Church safety and gun violence

November 10, 2017

Resources are available to assist your church in planning for the unthinkable: an active shooter situation at your church

Bishops uphold values of mission, unity, space, contextuality in interim report on Way Forward’s work

November 9, 2017

The Council of Bishops have received sketches of three models from the Commission on the Way Forward.

Bishop: Puerto Rico rises with church’s help

November 8, 2017

Puerto Rico is rising up from the devastation of recent hurricanes, but the U.S. territory continues to need our help. Bishop Hector Ortiz shared that message Nov. 6 with the UMC's Council of Bishops.

Tags: disaster response

UMW – 150 years of faith, hope and love in action

November 7, 2017

The Baltimore-Washington Conference's United Methodist Women held their annual meeting in late October and while celebrating their 150th anniversary, heard a challenging sermon from their bishop.

Tags: bishop easterling, united methodist women

Acquaintances become old friends on repeat mission trips

November 7, 2017

Mission trips for many are a one-time “help the people out” adventure, in which the volunteer “giver” is often blessed beyond what the "receiver" is. But for one church, it’s a win-win situation of mutual benefit.

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