General Conference tightens language on ordination of LGBTQI persons, same-gender marriage in UMC

ST. LOUIS – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church would like to thank the delegates to the Special Session of the General Conference for their diligent work during the 2019 conference, which ended today in St. Louis, in the United States. The General Conference is the highest legislative body in the church […]

General Conference 2019 Special Session – Day 3, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

During the third day of the special session of General Conference, the Legislative Committee (all 864 lay and clergy delegates) voted on whether or not petitions submitted to the General Conference will go forward to the Tuesday plenary session for a final vote. Amendments and arguments before and against various petitions were heard throughout the […]

United Methodists urged to unite as 2019 General Conference convenes | sermon

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Council of Bishops President Bishop Kenneth H. Carter today called on United Methodists to make every effort to maintain unity for the sake of God’s mission as the denomination’s top legislative body began its work in St. Louis, Missouri.  Preaching in the opening worship of the 2019 Special Session of the […]

General Conference 2019 Special Session – Day 1, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019

The 2019 Special Session of General Conference was a day focused on prayer for both the General Conference and for “increased effectiveness in our mission.” The day began with a prayer service with the theme: Surrender to God’s Purpose. Then there were several hours with experiential prayer guided by bishops from four different regions of […]

OPEN TABLE NASHVILLE Receives $60,000 Grant for MICRO HOMES FOR homeless ministry

Open Table Nashville (OTN) received a grant for $60,000 from the Golden Cross Foundation, a non-profit corporation and extension ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. Money from this grant is being used to build two of the 22 micro homes at The Village of Glencliff located on the grounds of Glencliff […]

New District Superintendent Announced

Freudenthal to be appointed as Red River District Superintendent Bishop William T. McAlilly of the Nashville Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church announced today his intention to appoint Rev. Pat Freudenthal as the superintendent of the Red River District in the Tennessee Conference following Rev. Dr. Ken Murray who has announced his retirement effective […]