Women’s Prison Outreach Ministry: Apply for 2018 Class of New Mentors & Volunteers

Invitation from Crissy Zitka, Better Decisions Dear Friends, I’d like to share some news that, after more than one year, we have been green-lighted by TPW officials to recruit for new volunteers! ign  Now through June 1st, we are accepting applicants for our fall 2018 class of new mentors!  Volunteer Applications are due by June 15.  Click […]

Commission ends its work; hears bishops’ recommendation for a way forward

May 17, 2018 NASHVILLE — The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward for The United Methodist Church concluded its ninth and final meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, yesterday (May 16). The Commission met nine times over 17 months. The Commission reviewed a wide variety of petitions presented as legislation to previous General Conferences regarding human sexuality […]

Smishing Scam Awareness

Scammers are now targeting people through text messaging. It’s called “smishing”. Like in all scams, these criminals prey on your sense of urgency. However, with “smishing” scammers also hope to catch you with your guard down. Most people have a tendency to trust their text messages. This particular scam can come across your phone in […]

Bishops announce results of five constitutional amendments; two fail to get two-thirds majority

May 7, 2018 WASHINGTON, D. C.  The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has completed canvassing the votes of annual conferences on the five constitutional amendments that were approved by the 2016 General Conference. Summary of Votes by Annual Conferences Amendment Total “Yes” Votes Total “No” Votes % of Yes Votes Amendment I 31,304 […]

United Methodist Bishops Recommend a Way Forward

May 4, 2018 CHICAGO – United Methodist bishops, meeting in Chicago, engaged in a prayerful process to discern a way forward.  At the conclusion of the discernment process, the Council of Bishops strongly approved the following motion and rationale: Having received and considered the extensive work of the Commission on a Way Forward, the Council […]