"(The One Church Plan) is a way for us to honor the unique mission that is happening in local churches and in different regions of the church, and therefore begins to extend the witness of The United Methodist Church." — Bishop Bruce R. Ough, outgoing Council of Bishops president.
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NEWS AND FEATURES
Bishops' proposal garners range of responses
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — In messages to their areas, United Methodist bishops are choosing to emphasize different parts of their motion for a proposed way forward. Advocacy groups also are making their thoughts known. Heather Hahn, Sam Hodges and Kathy L. Gilbert report on initial perspectives about what the bishops are submitting to the special General Conference in 2019.
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Church ratifies 3 constitutional amendments
CHICAGO (UMNS) — United Methodists said “yes” to the Council of Bishops holding its members accountable and “no” to two constitutional amendments that promoted women’s equality. Heather Hahn reports on the amendment votes certified by the Council of Bishops.
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Ready to assist asylum seekers at border
SAN DIEGO (UMNS) — Christ United Methodist Ministry Center is preparing to accept some of the hundreds of migrants seeking asylum who are gathered at the border. A Methodist pastor in Mexico is coordinating help for migrants in Tijuana with food, clothing and comfort for the children. Kathy L. Gilbert reports.
Greater New Jersey Conference
Hispanic worship community launches in New Jersey
PALISADES PARK, N.J. — A new Hispanic worship community, located in an area of immigrants and day-laborers, has gotten off to a good start, with help from a Greater New Jersey Conference grant. Josh Kinney reports for the conference.
Archives and History
We Still Believe: Celebrating church's 50 years
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Local churches and annual conferences are encouraged to use a new video on Heritage Sunday May 20 or throughout the year to celebrate the ways The United Methodist Church has been transforming the world since the Uniting Conference in 1968. The project was produced by Discipleship Ministries and the Commission on Archives and History in cooperation with United Methodist Communications.
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North Georgia Conference
'Dinner church' nourishes all
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. – At Douglasville First United Methodist’s Dinner Church, volunteers and guests, many of them down and out, share a sumptuous meal and stories of their lives. All benefit as relationships form and faith gets nourished, writes one of the volunteers.
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