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:

Here’s where you can find the latest news, resources, and candidate information.

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Daily Digest - February 15, 2019

Musical instruments for evangelism; MLK's driver had front seat to history; GC2019 commentary
General Church
The Rev. Molly Vetter. Photo by Allison Knight.

Commentary: Grateful for gifts of LGBTQ in church

The Rev. Molly Vetter says that throughout her life, she has been blessed by the gifts of mentors and colleagues in ministry who are LGBTQ.
Church Growth
Walter Mujuru (right), Zimbabwe West Conference music director, teaches marimba basics to participants at the episcopal area’s annual arts workshop in Mutoko, Zimbabwe. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS.

Using musical instruments for evangelism

Zimbabwe Episcopal Area teaches church members to play new instruments to hone their talents and attract young people to worship.