Again Bishop Talbert Officiates Same-Sex Wedding

Apr 28, 2016 by

By Heather Hahn April 24, 2016 | UMNS Retired United Methodist Bishop Melvin Talbert, for the second time, has defied church law to officiate at a ceremony celebrating the union of two men. He co-officiated with the Rev. Val Rosenquist at the April...

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Guaranteed appointment fight to resume at GC2016

Mar 30, 2016 by

By Sam Hodges March 29, 2016 | DALLAS (UMNS) Ending guaranteed appointment for ordained elders in The United Methodist Church was, like restructuring of the denomination’s agencies, a high-profile effort that passed at the 2012 General...

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Philippines Bishops Support Book of Discipline

Mar 10, 2016 by

Official Statement: The Philippines Central Conference College of Bishops continues to affirm the UMC Book of Discipline and the teachings of Scripture when it comes to human sexuality. We entered into a covenant relationship within our United...

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Africa Initiative plans pre-GC2016 gathering

Mar 8, 2016 by

By Vicki Brown March 7, 2016 | UMNS Some African leaders want to add bishops, create a fund to support theological education in Africa and maintain the church’s current ordination rules and definition of marriage. The United Methodist Church Africa...

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Dealing With People

Feb 19, 2016 by

By Dr. John Ed Mathison I recently heard a minister say, “Being a pastor of a church would be easy if you didn’t have to deal with people.” I also heard a business person say, “I really enjoy owning my own business, but most of my problems are...

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2016 ADCA Available Online

Feb 4, 2016 by

“The Advanced Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA) contains the agenda, rules, delegate listings, petitions, reports from the general agencies/commissions and study committees, information for delegates, and codes of conduct for the General Conference....

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