Anti-racism Commission Elects Bishop Moore-Koikoi as Agency President

July 22, 2020 The United Methodist General Commission on Religion and Race elected Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi of Western Pennsylvania as president of its 21-member board of directors at its July 11, 2020 board meeting. She will replace Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe, episcopal leader of the denomination’s Northwest Texas-New Mexico Area. Bledsoe resigned as GCORR president […]

Creation Care Ministry Offers Webinar and Classes for Quarantined Congregations

Webinar: “Climate Justice Advocacy During the Coronavirus Pandemic” | Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm CT   The State Advocacy working group of National UMC Creation Justice will be presenting a webinar on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm Central time. The topic will be “Climate Justice Advocacy During the Coronavirus Pandemic.” During this time of pandemic and […]

A New Resource Available to Aid the Discussion of Sexuality in the Church

Faithful and Inclusive: The Bible, Sexuality, and The United Methodist Church, a DVD video resource released this past fall, is now available at Cokesbury. This resource has sold over 900 copies nationally. Many pastors and laity have expressed a desire for resources to help their congregation learn about and discuss the current issue of sexuality […]

2019 United Methodist Creation Care Summit Wrap Up

NASHVILLE, TN – Taking place July 11-14 at the Scarritt Bennett Center campus, 250 participants from congregations, annual conferences, agencies, and other organizations gathered eager to find ways to take better care of God’s creation. Attendee’s discussed ways they can facilitate the healing of our planet, strategized how to build a strong movement for creation […]

Historical Marker Honors Rev. Bill Barnes

Nashville, July 17, 2019:  Mayor David Briley and members of the Nashville Metro Council joined friends and family of Rev. Bill Barnes for the unveiling of a historical marker honoring the work and memory of Rev. Barnes. Rev. Barnes was well known for his activism and work in Nashville helping those marginalized by race, social […]

24 Hours To Protect Health Care

24 Hours To Protect Health Care We need you to call your member of Congress to let them know the American Health Care Bill creates more problems than it solves. Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected with your congressperson’s office. Or, find your member of Congress here and call their local […]

Refusing to Be Comforted: A Methodist Response to Violence

with Bishop Sally Dyck and Bishop Bill McAlilly February 25, 2017 8:00 am to 12:30 pm St. John’s United Methodist Church 1207 Peabody Ave., Memphis, TN St. John’s UMC, in collaboration with the Methodist House of Studies at Memphis Theological Seminary, invite you for a time of prayerful discernment, discussion, idea sharing, and witness making […]

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, […]