New Group aims to boost evangelical voice

Aug 11, 2016 by

New group aims to boost evangelical voice Share via EmailPrint By Heather Hahn Aug. 10, 2016 | UMNS A new evangelical United Methodist group is taking shape just as the denomination’s longtime homosexuality debate appears to be reaching a turning point. Some United Methodists are anxious about the group. Even before its first gathering set for Oct. 7 in Chicago, the new Wesleyan Covenant Association faced suspicions that it is trying to force a church divide and form a new denomination. However, that is not the association’s intent, organizers maintain. read...

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Message From Africa

Aug 10, 2016 by

Dr. Jerry P. Kulah, I Central Conference Coordinator Liberia Annual Conference The United Methodist Church 13th Street, Sinkor Tel.: +231(0) 88 652 0399 Email: jerry.kulah@gmail.com Rev. Evariste K. Kimba Coordinator, French UMC North Katanga Annual Conference, United Methodist Church, Kamina, Democratic Republic of Congo Tel +243810388011 +243991585956, Email: ekkimba187@yahoo.com 5th August 2016 A MESSAGE TO GLOBAL UMC FROM UMC AFRICA INITIATIVE Over the past weeks we have been following the events and activities of the five jurisdictions of The United Methodist Church with mixed emotions and serious concerns about the future of our beloved church. We have read of actions taken by some in gross disobedience to the Bible and our Book of Discipline, and of others who have written to express their disagreements. We are deeply concerned. However, we are praying for God’s intervention as we discern God’s plans for the future of our church. read...

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The Commission on a Way Forward

Jul 26, 2016 by

The Council of Bishops Executive Committee’s July 19-20 meeting in Chicago devoted much of its agenda to finalizing plans for launching the Commission on a Way Forward. The full Council had previously referred the design and implementation of the Commission to the Executive Committee. We began by acknowledging the profound dissonance between what the Council had proposed to the General Conference in May and the reality within the church in July. The landscape has changed dramatically. The reported declarations of non-compliance from several annual conferences, the intention to convene a Wesleyan Covenant Association and the election of the Rev. Karen Oliveto as a bishop of the church have opened deep wounds and fissures within The United Methodist Church and fanned fears of schism. read...

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The Confessing Movement

Jul 19, 2016 by

Has Called on the Council of Bishops to Act Immediately Regarding the State of the Church. We will provide updates as they become available.

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PRESS RELEASE

Jul 16, 2016 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONFESSING MOVEMENT STATEMENT INDIANAPOLIS, IN, July 16, 2016 —   It is with pain and sadness that The Confessing Movement has noted what appears to be the unraveling of The United Methodist Church.  Unfortunately, a small number of LGBTQ-rights activists has influenced some of our conferences, our bishops, and some of our leadership to bring planned disobedience to the Doctrine and the Discipline of The United Methodist Church in an attempt to render the church inoperable under its present General Conference, and its doctrine and discipline. read...

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COB President Addresses Western Jurisdiction Episcopal Election Results...

Jul 16, 2016 by

United Methodist Council of Bishops FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2016 Peoria, Ill.:  Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued the following statement regarding the results of today’s Episcopal election at the Western Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church, meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Western Jurisdiction has elected the Rev. Karen Oliveto of Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco to serve as a bishop of The United Methodist Church. Rev. Oliveto has been described as “an openly lesbian clergyperson.” This election raises significant concerns and questions of church polity and unity. read...

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