Bishops uphold values of mission, unity, space, contextuality in interim report on Way Forward’s work

Council of Bishops | November 9, 2017   LAKE JUNALUSKA, NORTH CAROLINA _ Placing emphasis on the values of unity, space and contextuality – all for the sake of mission – the Council of Bishops (COB) is exploring sketches of three models as possible directions for a way forward for The United Methodist Church over […]

Bishop’s Blog | Living in a hurting world: Offering prayers for refugees

Over the last few days there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the executive order banning refugees from seven countries. Within this context, many of our fellow churches are requesting ways they can offer sanctuary to immigrants within our communities. I know this issue is complex, and I believe we, as the church, and as United Methodists, […]

Prayer Request for Congo

Bishop McAlilly asks for your prayers for the people of the Congo who have been experiencing increased violence in recent weeks as a result of political unrest in their country. Peaceful protests were planned on September 19, 2016 in Kinshasa, the capital city, as a result of Congolese President Kabila’s refusal to relinquish power when […]