Election

Bishops
The Holston Conference’s Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor embraces the Rev. David Graves following his election as United Methodist bishop at the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference in 2016. On April 30, the Council of Bishops affirmed its decision to delay electing any new leaders until after the postponed General Conference. File photo by Annette Spence, Holston Conference.

Bishops’ election plans draw mixed reaction

Many General Conference delegates praised the bishops for retracting an earlier recommendation of four-year hold on United Methodist elections. But some still have misgivings about a delay until 2022.
General Church
Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi of the Western Pennsylvania Conference facilitates the U.S. General and Jurisdictional Conference Information Webinar hosted by the United Methodist Council of Bishops on Feb. 13. Screengrab courtesy of United Methodist Communications by UM News.

Scrutinizing the proposed hold on new bishops

United Methodist bishops explained why they recommend delaying U.S. bishop elections until 2024. However, their proposal already faces some pushback.
General Church
With the deadline for voter registration rapidly approaching in many states, United Methodists are helping register voters for Election Day on Nov. 3 in the U.S. Photo by Kathleen Barry; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Want to have your say? Churches urge voting

United Methodist churches are registering voters across the U.S. “We can post memes on social media. But if we don’t show up on Election Day, we won’t have said anything at all,” a pastor says.

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