Western Jurisdiction

General Church
The Rev. Joe Kim, Bothell United Methodist Church, Washington, presents his table’s concept for a visioning team to take ideas from the summit and make a report to the 2020 Western Jurisdiction. Photo by Charmaine Robledo.

Gathering dreams of inclusive future

Members of the Fresh United Methodism Summit worked through hundreds of ideas in effort to dream of a new form of Methodism for Western Jurisdiction.
General Church
United Methodist Bishop Grant J. Hagiya (right) answers questions during a press conference in Lake Junaluska, N.C., after the announcement that the five active bishops from the denomination’s Western Jurisdiction have promised to “protect the full participation” of LGBTQ individuals in the life of the church. He is joined by Bishops Karen P. Oliveto (left) and Elaine J. W. Stanovsky. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

5 bishops pledge LGBTQ ‘safe harbor’

With the Traditional Plan about to take effect, the Western Jurisdiction’s five active bishops promise to protect the full participation of LGBTQ individuals.
Annual Conferences
The California-Nevada Conference Cabinet issued a statement rejecting disaffiliation or withholding of apportionments in response to the Traditional Plan passed by the 2019 General Conference. Photo of the California-Nevada Conference United Methodist Center in Sacramento, Calif., courtesy of the conference.

California-Nevada says no to withholding funds, disaffiliation

The cabinet of the California-Nevada Conference says no to disaffiliation and withholding apportionments.

Sign up for our newsletter!

umnews-subscriptions
Loading