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DYK:  “Do All the Good You Can”

Apportionments are a key to the witness of the United Methodist Church. As a connectional structure, we have touched almost every corner of the world as we honor John Wesley’s words. The Methodist witness can be seen in the development of hospitals, schools, programs to combat poverty, promote peace, address immigration, addiction, disaster, discrimination and (fill in the blank with many other works of faith).

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DYK? Clergy Care Options

Clergy serving in the local church fulfill many expectations. We show up to lead worship on Sundays, preach a good sermon, visit the sick, administer the church, provide comfort to the grieving, teach, witness, make disciples, and engage in social justice. 

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DYK? We’ve Done This Before

Not in your lifetime or mine, but in our history, our Methodist ancestors faced issues that caused conflict and divided the Wesleyan movement. This year has been one of stress in our churches, for our pastors, bishops and denominational leaders. The tension that grew out of close votes during a General Conference Special Session in February concerning LGBTQ inclusion in the church remain with us and grow as we look to more decisions in 2020. 

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DYK? UM's on the move

t happens every year like clockwork. Appointments are made, annual conference ends, and the MOVES begin. This year there will be close to 65 clergy moves as appointments take effect over the summer.

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The Three “P’s” of Lay Membership to Annual Conference

PREPARATION is the first step in the role of being a Lay Member to Annual Conference. Whether this is your first or 31st time as an Annual Conference member, PREPARATION for the conference gathering is key.

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DYK? Delegates Count

The far-reaching impact of the decisions made at the 2019 Special Session in February has heightened our awareness of the role delegates play in our United Methodist democratic process.

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