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Prayer is part of a morning business meeting during the 2019 East Ohio Annual Conference. Photo by Brett Hetherington, East Ohio Conference.
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Conferences mull denomination’s future

During summer regional meetings, U.S. United Methodists discussed splitting or sticking with the denomination.

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The Rev. Nyenda Okoko (center), a district superintendent, leads a procession of church members as they welcome visitors to Oye United Methodist Church, south of Kindu, Congo, in October 2015. Providing exact membership numbers is difficult in a denomination that spans multiple countries, languages and cultural understandings of church membership. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

How accurate are church membership numbers?

Denominational membership data comes with uncertainty. There are very good reasons why.
Annual Conferences
United Methodist conference reports. Find out what’s happening across the connection. Read official filings of annual and central conference meetings from around the world. Graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News; globe by Mediengestalter courtesy of Pixabay.

United Methodist conference reports

Find out what’s happening across the connection. Read official filings of annual conference meetings from around the world.
Annual Conferences
The California-Nevada Conference Cabinet issued a statement rejecting disaffiliation or withholding of apportionments in response to the Traditional Plan passed by the 2019 General Conference. Photo of the California-Nevada Conference United Methodist Center in Sacramento, Calif., courtesy of the conference.

California-Nevada says no to withholding funds, disaffiliation

The cabinet of the California-Nevada Conference says no to disaffiliation and withholding apportionments.

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