Skip to Main Content


Laity Convocation Logo Colors

Leading the Laity: No Room for distractions

And now we embark upon a brand-new year; one that we never saw before and did nothing to merit. But God! Indeed, but God; whose grace and mercy endureth forever. But despite these blessings, we enter 2024 with all of its challenges and uncertainty. We continue with our efforts to recover from the grief of disaffiliation and to plan for the yoking of conferences and assignment of a shared bishop. Add to that the General Conference delegates’ consideration of a proposal for regionalizing The United Methodist Church and the Council of Bishops’ recommendation for a special session of General Conference in 2026.

Read More
Katherine Conrad Opkn0c7s9u Unsplash

Churches offer compassion by feeding bodies and souls

Throughout the conference, many churches are offering compassion. This story is a snippet of a small portion of churches that are working to feed others' bodies and souls.

Read More
Group Arms Linked Togther Diverse Adultadobestock 321825091

DYK: The Power of Connecting

One of the strengths of the United Methodist Church is our connectional nature. We are a denomination that values the strength of the whole, knowing we can do more to the glory of God when we combine our prayers and resources then we could ever do alone. That sense of community, support, and strength for the mission is part of our ethos.

Read More
Led Bulb

Become a Net-Zero advocate

The Net-Zero Task Force invites congregations to name a net-zero advocate (or advocates). The advocates would work with the congregation’s trustees and members to adopt sustainable practices.  The conference task force will provide advocates with a “List of Sustainable Actions for Congregations to Implement” to begin their work. The first step is to invite a task-force member to lead a presentation on “Leaping to Net-Zero,” which introduces steps a congregation can take.

Read More
Save The Planet Gesture Earth Graphic Adobestock 256021133

What does ‘regionalization’ mean for the UMC?

You may have heard over the past few years that the United Methodist General Conference will be voting on regionalization. What does that mean? What’s the United Methodist interest in this?

Read More
Jurisdictional Wrapup North Central 690pxcr

Special NC Jurisdiction Conference Called for Jan. 23

The North Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church will hold a special, virtual session on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Central Time. The sole item for consideration at this session is the recommendation that four episcopal areas (regions overseen by a bishop) be combined into two. Wisconsin and Northern Illinois conferences are among those proposed to share a bishop.

Read More