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Bishop Hae-Jong Kim blesses the elements of Holy Communion during opening worship at the 2000 United Methodist General Conference in Cleveland. Kim died Nov. 3 at age 85. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Former bishop Hae-Jong Kim dies at 85

A pioneer of the Korean United Methodist Church, former bishop Hae-Jong Kim passed away on Nov. 3.
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United Methodist Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey presides over an online meeting of the denomination’s Council of Bishops. Amid financial pressure and a potential denominational split, the council called for postponing elections of new U.S. bishops and urged that five new African bishops be added only as resources allow. UM News screenshot via Zoom.

Council urges no new US bishops for 4 years

Under financial strain, United Methodist bishops recommend postponement of U.S. episcopal elections and slowdown on adding new bishops in Africa.
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Bishops process into worship on Feb. 24, 2019, at the special General Conference of The United Methodist Church, held in St. Louis. Bishops and other church leaders are looking at options to prevent bishops’ funding from going into the red. File photo by Paul Jeffrey for UM News.

What goes into funding the bishops?

United Methodist leaders are looking to shore up bishops’ funding, which is in danger of going into the red in the next four years.