General Church
United Methodist Bishop Gregory Palmer (right) and The Episcopal Church’s presiding bishop, Michael Curry, discuss full communion between the two denominations in 2019. The proposed agreement is on hold for now because of disruptions related to COVID-19. File screenshot from video courtesy of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church.

Full communion with Episcopalians delayed

Citing COVID-19, the United Methodist and Episcopal dialogue committee urges putting its proposed agreement on hold until after 2021.
General Church
The Rev. Chris Ritter gives the keynote talk at a Jan. 25 gathering of traditionalist United Methodists, held in Trussville, Ala. Discussion focused on the prospect of a new denomination for traditionalists and on details of a “Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation.” Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Traditionalists’ event draws big crowd

A meeting near Birmingham, Alabama, explores the possibility of a denomination separating from The United Methodist Church.

Sign up for our newsletter!