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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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DYK? Covenant is key

When we turned the calendar to 2019, last month, there was a reality check for many United Methodists. In United Methodist circles, we have been talking about 2019 for several years now.  In anticipation. In dread. In bewilderment. With hope. Now that 2019 is here, we wait, as if we were in Advent, anticipating, marching toward the denominational special session in St. Louis at the end of February wondering who we will be March 1st.

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Did you know? - Methodism 101

What is the difference between the College of Bishops and the Council of Bishops?  How many conferences are in a jurisdiction? What is a jurisdiction? Who votes at a General Conference? How many countries have UM congregations? How are we structured?

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DYK - Conversations Count?

More reports are released every week about the influence social media has on our impressions and decision making. Our online communications tools can be used constructively or destructively. I recently attended a workshop on framing the church’s story, where we were reminded that social media is a powerful tool with which we can champion our faith story, capture hearts and empower lives.

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