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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 laity question 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.
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Attendees stand for singing and prayer at the Wesleyan Covenant Association’s Global Gathering, held at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Ala. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

WCA plans new denomination

The traditionalist Wesleyan Covenant Association met in person and online to shape a proposed Global Methodist Church and to blast certain United Methodist bishops for appointments decisions.
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United Methodist Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey gives the presidential address during an online meeting of the denomination’s Council of Bishops. Harvey challenged both bishops and General Conference delegates to focus on shared mission, not frustrations. UM News screenshot via Zoom.

Bishops, delegates called to mission focus

At a time when many United Methodists feel stuck, Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey challenged church leaders to focus on what they can do instead.
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A diverse group of bishops and other United Methodist leaders gather for a group photo in Washington after reaching agreement on a proposal that would maintain The United Methodist Church but allow traditionalist congregations to separate into a new denomination. Some of that team are frustrated after the Judicial Council declined to rule on the proposal ahead of General Conference. Photo courtesy of the Protocol Mediation Team.

Lack of ruling adds to protocol concerns

With The United Methodist Church’s top court declining to rule in advance on the proposed separation plan, some are worried what this means for the legislation going forward.

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