Bishops say pray, don’t be afraid as Judicial Council weighs decision

April 18, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Council of Bishops President Bishop Bruce Ough has called on all United Methodists to pray unceasingly, intentionally and earnestly for the unity of the church as the Judicial Council ponders its decision on the election of Bishop Karen Oliveto.A petition requesting a declaratory decision on the election, consecration and […]

Q & A about the Judicial Council

Many in the church are anticipating the upcoming Judicial Council ruling on the Western Jurisdiction’s recent election of a married lesbian bishop, Bishop Karen Oliveto.  Some are hopeful that the Judicial Council will rule the election unconstitutional because of the United Methodist Church’s clergy standards.  Others expect that the election will be upheld as valid […]

Martin Methodist College welcomes Reverend Doctor Michael Williams

PULASKI, Tenn. – Martin Methodist College (MMC) is pleased to announce the addition of Reverend Doctor Michael Williams this Fall as Writer/Storyteller-in-Residence following his retirement after 43 years of service as a member of the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church. “Michael Williams is a master storyteller, a scholar, and a person who is […]

Sign on to the Moral Movement Tennessee Declaration

Your voice matters. Please join your friends, family and neighbors in signing the Moral Movement Tennessee Declaration. The declaration will be delivered to Governor Bill Haslam, Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, Speaker of the House of Representatives Beth Harwell, and the Tennessee General Assembly. Sign on to the Moral Movement Tennessee Declaration “He has told you, O […]

United Methodist Church mourns with Coptic Church

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is grieving with the Coptic Orthodox Church over the recent terrorist bombings that targeted Coptic churches in Egypt, killing at least 47 people as members celebrated PalmSunday. The Coptic Church is the largest Christian Church in Northeast Africa and the Middle East. In […]

United Methodist Now member e-newsletter unveiled

A new e-newsletter marks the launch of a denomination-wide effort to streamline and customize communications for United Methodist members, leaders and seekers. A reflection of UMC.org, United Methodist Now is the first publication to carry the voice of the denomination directly to members by delivering inspirational and informational content specifically designed for them. “United Methodist […]