It’s Setup Time in Tampa

GC2012 doesn’t start until Tuesday but the city is rapidly filling with Methodists and there are a bunch of folks who have already been at work for a couple of days.  People are running about creating exhibit areas, running cables to computers, and doing all the things necessary for an event that is part trade show, part concert, part worship service, and a large and involved legislative process that requires a dedicated computerized system to keep up with it all.

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The Rev. Thomas Lank

Seeing ‘new face’ of Christian church in China

A joint United Methodist volunteer team from the North Central and Northeastern jurisdictions makes a journey of peace and goodwill to China.
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Photo of The Rev. William B. Lawrence by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Commission on General Conference added to confusion

Closed meeting and referral decision were mistakes, writes a former president of the United Methodist Judicial Council.
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A group of centrist, progressive and traditionalist church leaders have come up with a plan for The United Methodist Church to separate amicably into two or more denominations. It's called the Indianapolis Plan, after where the group met. Photo by William Sturgell, courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by UM News.

Group drafts separation plan for denomination

Citing irreconcilable differences over homosexuality, a theologically diverse team of 12 envisions ʻnew expressions’ of United Methodism in a plan for the church’s future.