‘Historic’ service commissions, ordains gay clergy
The New York Annual Conference celebrated what Bishop Jane Allen Middleton called an “historic ordination service.” Four of the clergy candidates had come out as gay.
After GC2016, future murky for agency reform
Plan UMC got a cool reception at this General Conference, but proponents still hope some form of agency restructuring will come back in four years.
Florida bishop responds to massacre
In wake of deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, Bishop Carter urges United Methodists to bring message of healing to all people.
After hate, Orlando church offers hope
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, which has many LGBTQ members, responds to mass shooting with hospitality.
Thousands of Africans received GC2016 news via text
A new texting program kept African United Methodists in the loop as General Conference was happening.