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Bishop Hae-Jong Kim blesses the elements of Holy Communion during opening worship at the 2000 United Methodist General Conference in Cleveland. Kim died Nov. 3 at age 85. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Former bishop Hae-Jong Kim dies at 85

A pioneer of the Korean United Methodist Church, former bishop Hae-Jong Kim passed away on Nov. 3.
Mission and Ministry
Sailors on the hospital ship USNS Comfort raise the colors while the ship is moored in New York Harbor in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts. United Methodist leaders are painting a sobering picture of the coronavirus impact on New York and New Jersey. “This is our new 9/11 in New York,” said New York Area Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sara Eshleman, U.S. Navy.

Being the church at epicenter of US pandemic

United Methodist leaders paint a sobering picture of the coronavirus impact on New York and New Jersey but also show the church is still at work.
General Church
Bishop John K. Yambasu prays with the Rev. Byron Alexander, a conference page, during the 2019 General Conference in St. Louis. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

How will denominational divide affect mission?

Directors of Global Ministries express pain and concern over how the deep divide since General Conference 2019 will affect United Methodist mission work and mission giving.
General Church
Spare voting machines rest on a table at the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Some in the church are calling for an independent investigation into voting irregularities during the conference. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Questions about task force ricocheting around church

Group investigating possible voting improprieties during 2019 General Conference are all members of Commission on General Conference.

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