United Methodist News Feed
Church leaders look at possible U.S. structure
United Methodists long have batted around the idea of adding a church body to take up exclusively U.S. issues. The idea has faced stiff resistance.
Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:05:00 PM

Plan approved for agency evaluation
The Connectional Table’s plan calls for aligning its agency-evaluation work with the development of the denomination’s budget.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:07:00 PM

Manchester attack: ‘Turn from evil and do good’
British Methodist, other church leaders express horror over targeting of children, youth at a Manchester concert and call for prayer.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:35:00 PM

Commentary: What’s next for Standing Rock?
The Rev. David Wilson says the mood has changed at Standing Rock, but water protectors haven’t given up their fight to protect Mother Earth.
Monday, May 22, 2017 12:16:00 PM

Church response to migration gets boost
Connectional Table allots more funding and sets date for an offering to support United Methodist ministries with today’s migrants.
Monday, May 22, 2017 10:56:00 AM

University gets grant to move College of Health Sciences
The College of Health Sciences of the United Methodist University is being moved from Ganta United Methodist Hospital.
Friday, May 19, 2017 11:29:00 AM

Boards reaffirm stand for LGBTQ clergy candidates
The United Methodist New York and Pacific Northwest conference boards of ordained ministry again publicly declared they would not consider issues of sexuality when evaluating clergy candidates.
Friday, May 19, 2017 11:04:00 AM

Church leaders connect with Norway’s big day
The Connectional Table opened its meeting in Oslo on the nation’s constitution day and got to experience a bit of Norwegian Methodism.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:38:00 AM

‘Methodist middle’ committed to living together
A gathering of church leaders convened to talk about the mostly silent “Methodist middle” amid debates and discussion of division.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:57:00 PM

United Methodist Radio Network takes shape
Representatives from eight countries met in Côte d’Ivoire to plan next steps for growing church radio.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:41:00 AM

Little church looms large in black history
Chubb Chapel United Methodist’s remarkable story gains attention thanks to Nick Chubb, college football star.
Monday, May 15, 2017 5:20:00 PM

Bringing back peace in Congo
Bishop Mande Muyombo lauds progress in Bantu-pygmy conflict and limiting violence against women. He looks to peace-building efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Friday, May 12, 2017 12:10:00 PM

Ruling on a gay bishop could be far-reaching
The Judicial Council ruled that a same-gender marriage license creates a presumption of homosexual practice. That’s a big deal, church legal analysts say.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:12:00 AM

Commentary: Lawyer on meaning of bishop ruling - REDIRECT
Lawyer who argued the request for a declaratory decision on election, consecration and nomination of a gay bishop offers his interpretation of the Judicial Council’s ruling.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 12:14:00 PM

United Methodists share story of daughter’s murder
A United Methodist couple took part in a national summit on gun violence and shared the story of their daughter’s life and murder.
Monday, May 08, 2017 12:34:00 PM

Bishops back special Sunday for migration crisis
At Dallas meeting, bishops also received an update on United Methodist-Episcopal Church dialogue.
Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:53:00 PM

Keeping focused on Four Areas of Focus
United Methodist mission emphases are key topic for Council of Bishops, agency leaders.
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 3:46:00 PM

Commentary: Attorney on confusion over Oliveto’s status-REDIRECT
Attorney for Western Jurisdiction contends Bishop Oliveto’s election, consecration proper under church law.
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 2:41:00 PM

Church in Zimbabwe donates food for female prisoners
In addition to helping with the food shortage at Chikurubi Prison, church members plan to start a horticultural training program for inmates.
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 12:56:00 PM

Bishop Ough: ‘The entire church is rightly watching’
Council of Bishops’ president speaks candidly to colleagues of leadership challenges amid divisions over homosexuality.
Monday, May 01, 2017 4:57:00 PM

Evangelical group plans for what’s next
Leaders of the Wesleyan Covenant Association leave open the possibility of a church split. But no matter what happens, group leaders say they’ll be prepared.
Monday, May 01, 2017 4:37:00 PM

Reactions vary to ruling on clergy qualifications
Judicial Council’s decision says that conference boards of ordained ministry must consider sexuality when assessing candidates.
Monday, May 01, 2017 2:51:00 PM

Church emphasizes literacy training
Church-operated school in Nigeria helps adults learn both native Hausa language and English.
Sunday, April 30, 2017 6:12:00 PM

Ruling greeted with confusion, hope
The only openly gay bishop in The United Methodist Church is still a bishop, despite a ruling that confused many in the church.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 5:45:00 PM

Review all clergy qualifications, court says
United Methodist boards of ordained ministry cannot ignore the issue of homosexuality when evaluating clergy candidates, the Judicial Council has ruled.
Friday, April 28, 2017 5:52:00 PM

 

The Cross and Flame is a registered trademark, and the use is supervised by the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) of The United Methodist Church. Permission to use the Cross and Flame must be obtained from the GCFA, Attn: Legal Department, PO Box 340029, Nashville, TN 37203-0029; phone 615-369-2334; fax 615-369-2330

Background photos courtesy of VDOT.

The Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church
10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
1-800-768-6040 or (804) 521-1100
Click here for directions to the Center