Episcopal Elections 2016 - 2017

The United Methodist Church is divided into five areas in the United States known as jurisdictions: Northeastern, Southeastern, North Central, South Central and Western.

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Every four years the jurisdictional conferences meet to elect new bishops to serve the denomination.

The 2016 episcopal elections took place across the U.S. from July 13-16, 2016. View Ballot Results

There are seven central conferences, Africa, Central and Southern Europe, Congo, Germany, Northern Europe, Philippines, and West Africa. Details about those meetings/elections follow:

  • Africa Central Conference: Aug. 11-14 (No election)
  • Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference: Oct. 19-23 View Ballot Results
  • Philippines Central Conference: Nov. 28-Dec. 4 View Ballot Results
  • West Africa Central Conference: Dec. 13-16 View Ballot Results
  • Congo Central Conference: March 15 – 22, 2017.View Ballot Results
  • Central and Southern Europe Central Conference: March 8-12, 2017 (No election)
  • Germany Central Conference: March 15-19, 2017 View Ballot Results

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Daily Digest - April 24, 2019

Conference urges apportionment support; Decrying killings of Filipino farmers; Religious workforce study
General Church
While some plan to withhold church giving, the Desert Southwest Conference asks its churches to continue funding ministry at the conference and global level. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Conference urges apportionment support

While some plan to withhold church giving, the Desert Southwest Conference asks its churches to continue funding ministry at the conference and global level.
Violence
Clellandley Bueno, a student from Wesleyan University-Philippines, performs a dance during a Lenten event in Cabanatuan City, Philippines. The gathering was hosted by John Wesley Academy and Critical Thinking Center to decry the killings of 14 farmers in the Negros Oriental province. Photo by Gladys Mangiduoys, UMNS.

United Methodists decry killings of farmers

United Methodists join other human rights groups in condemning the killings of 14 farmers.