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The deadline for submission to the 2017 Annual Conference Handbook is March 31. Find guidelines for submissions if you are responsible for a report
The 2017 Annual Conference will begin with a lay orientation session and clergy executive session on Tuesday morning, June 13. Opening Worship will be held at 2 pm Tuesday and will be followed by the call to order of the session. Conference will conclude on Thursday, June 15. A schedule will be provided in the Annual Conference…

In Montana's Flathead Valley, where some of the state's most liberal and conservative communities sit side by side, the national debate over refugees plays out on a small-town stage.

The United Methodist Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri
In announcing the call, COB President Bishop Bruce R. Ough said the Special Session will be held in accordance with Division Two - Section II - Article II of The Constitution of The United Methodist Church as recorded in Paragraph ¶14 of The Book of Discipline (2016).
The purpose of the 2019 Special…

I invite you to join me in prayer for our United Methodist Church, our Council of Bishops, our Commission on the Way Forward, and our Judicial Council as we await the Judicial Council decision* on whether a gay pastor can serve as bishop. I want you to know that, regardless of what the Judicial Council concludes, it will not be the last word on the denomination’s approach to issues regarding human sexuality in the future
I ask you to review the Southeastern Jurisdiction…

The number of forcibly displaced people today is almost 66 million. Some 22 million of them are refugees, of which 54 percent come from Afghanistan, Somalia, and Syria. Eighty percent of forcibly displaced people are in Africa.

-- By Jackie Campbell--
The historic Mount Harmony United Methodist Church was severely damaged on Tuesday, April 4 when a fully loaded tractor-trailer hauling small-diameter steel rods crashed into the building. No one was hurt except the driver, who reportedly injured his hand
The church building, however, is a total loss, said the Rev. Kenneth Haines, pastor. "The entire load of several hundred one-inch steel rods…

Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville TN hosts a debate during Black History month to foster dialogue among young people on topics like racism and social justice. This video was produced by United Methodist Communications.

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Reared in the Church of England, Francis Asbury converted to Methodism after a religious experience in 1763. He became an itinerant preacher in England, and eventually answered John Wesleyâs call to spread Methodism to the American colonies
Asburyâs time in America became turbulent during the American Revolution. Because John Wesley was against the war, many colonists suspected American Methodists of sympathizing with England. Although many Methodist…

Christian leaders from around Asia joined in celebrating the opening of a regional United Methodist Global Ministries office March 23, and welcoming the spir...

Gifts, tears and cheers punctuated the 25th anniversary celebration of United Methodist-related Africa University in Zimbabwe. Kathy L. Gilbert reports for United Methodist News Service.

When United Methodists join an ecumenical leadership-training program this week, they will be part of a 122-year-old denominational connection to the World Student Christian Federation.

The Rev. Daniel Onashuyaka Lunge was elected bishop on third ballot by delegates of the Congo Central Conference. Eveline Chikwanah reports froma Kamin, Democratic Republic of Congo for United Methodist News Service.

A United Methodist mobile bus clinic donated to Philippines Conference will help provide care in more remote areas. Gladys Mangiduyos reports from Makilala, Philippines, for United Methodist News Service.