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Bishop's Column: Whatever It Takes to Love Someone

Following the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ, we focus on how much God loves us and how much we love God. We are invited into a love relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Are you ready to follow Jesus and deepen your love of God? 

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Bishop's Easter Message

This is a time to let go of all that burdens us and claim our relationship with a Risen Savior who gives us hope in every circumstance.

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Are United Methodists Going to Divide?

Recently in a small group, I was asked, "Are United Methodists going to divide?" They had read something on social media that prompted the question and were concerned about the church they loved. The church where they were baptized, experienced Jesus, started in Sunday School, began to pray, learned the scriptures, celebrated communion, sang the hymns, were confirmed in Christ, joined the youth group, attended church camp, began to serve others, started to tithe, met their soul mate, exchanged their vows, buried their parents, and found support in grief.

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Bishop responds to General Conference postponement

I want to express appreciation to the Commission on General Conference that is made up of elected delegates. They were entrusted to represent General Conference and have consistently upheld the principle of having everyone at the table.

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General Conference further postponed to 2024

As the pandemic continues and the wait time for visas stretches to over two years in some countries, the Commission on the General Conference announced today that the 2020 General Conference cannot be held in 2022 due to COVID-related and governmental policies/constraints.  

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Bishop Hopkins' Instructions for Lent

As we begin a forty-day journey into Lent on Ash Wednesday, Bishop John L. Hopkins gives us four key instructions for the journey.

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