Ask The UMC
Ask The UMC: How are bishops chosen in The United Methodist Church?
United Methodist bishops are ordained elders elected and consecrated for a ministry of servant leadership and supervision.
Theology and Education
Ask The UMC: What is The United Methodist Church's view of Halloween?
Cultural celebrations for Halloween have evolved alongside church celebrations for All Saints but these activities need not define or limit our witness to what makes for holiness.
Ask The UMC: Has The United Methodist Church always had an official symbol like the cross and flame?
The official insignia of The United Methodist Church has been the Cross and Flame since its founding in 1968. The symbols and seals for other predecessor denominations were generally varied in form and use.
Ask The UMC: How often has there been a special called General Conference?
Since The United Methodist Church formed in 1968, only one special session of General Conference has been held outside of the normal four-year schedule.