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The United Mehtodist Church is one of serveral Methodist and Wesleyan denominations with 11 mio members across the world. The whole Methodist family organized in the World Methodist Council has around 80 mio. members.

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Bishop Alsted re-elected for 4 more years


Bishop Christian Alsted has been re-elected as a United Methodist episcopal leader by delegates at the Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference.

Alsted, 54, was re-elected Oct. 21 at the centra


News from the General Conference 2016


For 11 days 860 delegates, approximately 150 bishops, and a couple of thousand visitors, staff and volunteers made the convention center in Portland Oregon their home. The following are some of the ma


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United Methodists bring Christmas to Standing Rock


Members of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference delivered 700 Christmas stockings to water protectors

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Church’s homosexuality debate tops 2016 news stories


Disaster response and episcopal elections were other big stories for The United Methodist Church in the past year.

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2 bishops rule on ordination questions


As required by the Judicial Council, two bishops have ruled on questions stemming from issues around gay ordination.

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Commentary: Sexuality debate overshadows real issues in Africa


The church in Africa is facing divisions and exclusions that extend well beyond sexuality.

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2016: The Year in Photos


From General Conference to natural disasters to community outreach, United Methodists were active throughout the world in 2016. Slideshow captures global connection at work in the past year.

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