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Delegates consider legislation during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Court voids 2016 rule for bishops outside U.S.

Among decisions by United Methodist Judicial Council during a February session is voiding an action by General Conference 2016.
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Audio: Communicators keep telling the story

Jessica Brodie and Matt Brodie are United Methodist communicators from South Carolina. Being a communicator brings with it “a great deal of responsibility to do whatever we do with exceptional integrity,” they said, and it’s their “responsibility to keep telling the story.”
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The 2019 special session of the General Conference will be held in The Dome, part of the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis. Photo by Dan Donovan, courtesy of the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission. All rights reserved.

Ways to follow what’s happening at GC2019

Stories and resources about the special General Conference, including links to information about all the plans, the livestream, the online Advance Daily Christian Advocate and the Daily Christian Advocate.
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The Rev. Sergei Nikolaev (l), president of Moscow Theological Seminary of The United Methodist Church, enjoyed a close friendship with the Rev. Bruce Weaver (r), and this photo shows a visit they had in the Dallas area two years ago. Weaver was the first leader of the Russia Initiative, which began with United Methodist relief work in Russia, and expanded to support for pastors and churches. Photo courtesy Sergei Nikolaev.

Texas pastor helped revive Methodism in Russia

The Rev. Bruce Weaver, who led The United Methodist Church’s Russia Initiative, has died at age 97.

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