Appointment

Bishops
Korean American United Methodists and others stage a demonstration outside the California-Pacific Conference office in Pasadena, Calif., on May 21. The group was protesting Bishop Grant Hagiya’s decision to move three Korean American pastors from the churches they’ve been serving. Photo by Ted Smith III.

Protests mount against Cal-Pac bishop

Bishop Grant Hagiya’s decision to move three Korean American pastors gets pushback in vari-ous forms, including demonstrations.
General Church
An excerpt from the full-page ad placed in the May 9 issue of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution by a group of North Georgia Conference laity. The ad was an open letter to Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson seeking answers around the appointment dispute at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, LGBTQ inclusion and the future of the church. Graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Georgia group questions bishop in full-page ad

The advertisement in the Sunday Atlanta Journal-Constitution seeks transparency from the North Georgia bishop on disputes around a pastoral appointment, LGBTQ inclusion and the future of the church.
General Church
More than seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial outlook for conferences is decidedly mixed. But even with reduced giving, conference treasurers are saying the situation is not as dire as it appeared in the spring. Photo by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Conferences persevere under financial strain

United Methodist conferences are offering churches relief and finding ways to still minister amid pandemic-caused hardships.
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. In-Sook Hwang. Photo courtesy of Rev. Hwang.

Commentary: Achieving inclusion: Break barriers, build bridges

It’s time to meet and accept people where they are, not where we think they ought to be, writes a Korean clergywoman.

Sign up for our newsletter!

UMNEWS-SUBSCRIPTION
Loading