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.
Social Concerns
Bishop Grant Hagiya of Cal-Pacific Conference explains the three plans submitted by the Commission on Way Forward at the pacific islanders’ gathering at the School of Theology at Claremont, CA on Dec 10-11 to have a serious conversation on the “Hard Conversation on Human Sexuality and a Divided UMC.” Photo by Thomas Kim, UMNS.

Pacific Islanders focus on divide over sexuality

A December gathering at Claremont School of Theology featured a serious conversation on the church's division over human sexuality issues.
Annual Conferences
United Methodists in the Desert Southwest Annual Conference approve a resolution calling for end to separating immigrant families. At least 18 of the 54 U.S. conferences approved resolutions in support of welcoming immigrants. Photo by Barry Doyle.

Conferences unite on welcoming immigrants

Annual conference voters have various takes on how the church should address homosexuality. But on immigration, they have a common message.
General Church
The Revs. Pauline Hyekyoung Kang (left) and Motoe Yamada Foor lead the Holy Communion prayer at the opening worship service of the 2018 Ohana Conference. Photo by the Rev. Thomas Kim, UMNS.

Become global leaders, clergywomen told

A challenge given to the 2018 Ohana Conference participants: For Such a Time as This, Put Out into Deep Water.

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