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Laity Learning Day: “Open the doors and go see all the people”

Laity Learning Day: “Open the doors and go see all the people”

  Laity from around the Indiana Conference gathered Thursday morning for a learning time with the Direction of Natalie Macy, Associate Director of Leadership Development - Laity, during the Laity Learning Day workshop. Dan Weirich, Lay Leader in the Northeast District, encouraged the laity...

The 2018 Annual Conference pauses to learn and engage in conversation

The 2018 Annual Conference pauses to learn and engage in conversation

After the afternoon plenary session on Thursday, time and space was made available to practice Christian Conferencing and dialogue.  Rev. Beth Newton Watson, Conference Chaplain, began the Critical Conversations session with a heartfelt prayer, followed by Bishop Trimble’s introduction of...

The Celebration of Life Service brings an opportunity to “See All The People”

The Celebration of Life Service brings an opportunity to “See All The People”

The 2018 Annual Conference Session of the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church began with a moment to “See all the People,” as our conference theme encourages each of us, as clergy, clergy spouses, and laity gathered together in round tables to engage and praise God together, ...

New book from GBHEM Publishing helps pastors reinvigorate their ministries by helping others

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 23, 2018 – The Publishing Office of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), the leadership development agency of The United Methodist Church, released a new book, “Attend to Stories: How to Flourish in Ministry.” Karen D. Scheib invites readers to...

UMC Bishops offer video as resource for One Church Plan discussions

The Council of Bishops is offering a video outlining the One Church Plan as a resource for annual conferences as they prepare for the 2019 Special Session of General Conference. The video may be shown at annual conference sessions or be used in discussions. During their meeting earlier ...

Bishops respond to Judicial Council Decision 1360, in relation to the 2019 General Conference

Bishops respond to Judicial Council Decision 1360, in relation to the 2019 General Conference

Bishops respond to Judicial Council Decision 1360, in relation to the 2019 General Conference WASHINGTON, D.C. _ Here is the statement from the Council of Bishops, issued by COB President Bishop Ken Carter of the Florida Area, in response to Decision 1360:   Our Gratitude We want to ...

Bishops, The Upper Room launch Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward

Bishops, The Upper Room launch Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward

Bishops, The Upper Room launch Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward WASHINGTON, D.C.  _ The Council of Bishops in partnership with The Upper Room is launching Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward. Phase 1 involved 84 members of the Council of Bishops praying for The United Methodist Church’s ...

Commission ends its work; hears bishops’ recommendation for a way forward

Commission ends its work; hears bishops’ recommendation for a way forward

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                May 17, 2018 Commission ends its work; hears bishops’ recommendation for a way forward NASHVILLE — The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward for The United Methodist ...

Bishop Trimble offers report from recent Council of Bishop's meeting

Our United Methodist Council of Bishops, which comprises all active and retired bishops of the Church, met last week April 30-May 4, 2018 in Chicago to do the work of our denomination entrusted to us as general superintendents of the Church. We, the Council, are a diverse group of leaders ...

Constitutional amendment to be revisited

Constitutional amendment to be revisited

Commission on the General Conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2018 Des Moines, Iowa: The Rev. Gary W. Graves, Secretary of the General Conference, announced today that an error was made in the text of a proposed Constitutional amendment as it was presented for voting, and which ...

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