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United Methodist bishops were reminded April 29 that the church is watching, waiting and wondering if and how they will lead the denomination into the future. The Council of Bishops meets through May 4. Read Bishop Ough's sermon.
Q & A on the new Board of Ordained Ministry policy on examining candidates
At the April 21 Pre-Conference Session in Frederick, a question was raised about a United Methodist church seeking to break ties with the denomination. We offer this Q&A to bring clarity around that issue.
The April 1968 merger that created The United Methodist Church not only birthed a new denomination, it abolished a painful part of Methodist history: The Central Jurisdiction, which segregated African-Americans from their Methodist brethren
"Waking people to the realities of racism and white privilege is critical – especially in the church. People must be awakened before they will ever confront and ultimately transform injustice in our educational, economic, social and criminal systems." -- Rev. Donna Claycom Sokol
Fifty years ago this month, The United Methodist Church was born. Learn more about its creation, history, and the challenges that remain.
United Methodists from around our Annual Conference and beyond recently attended a daylong conference cosponsored by Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) and Baltimore Washington Area Reconciling United Methodists (BWARM). Some in attendance were members of MFSA, some from BWARM, some...
Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column. Exalt By Mandy SayersPastor, Covenant UMC, Gaithersburg As I write...
New ministries being hatched In a nod to the ancient past and the undreamed-of future, a different kind of church is being born. Fresh Expressions unleashes the Holy Spirit to move beyond the sanctuary and create a new kind of church for the Post-Christendom world in which we live. Several...