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Church ratifies women's equality amendment

After a revote, United Methodists around the globe have amended the denomination’s constitution to proclaim “men and women are of equal value in the eyes of God.”

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Bishop Dyck elected COB ecumenical officer

Bishop Sally Dyck was elected the Ecumenical Officer of the Council of Bishops during the bishops’ meeting at Lake Junaluska Assembly.

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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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Church exit plan already in effect, court says

Legislation setting special provisions for United Methodist churches deciding to leave the denomination took effect immediately at the end of the special General Conference last February, the church’s top court has ruled.

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Shepherding Team moves forward on goals

The goals are set and the Annual Conference Shepherding Team (ACST) is ramping up their work to help congregations grow.

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Military Chaplains need our support

Over the years as a district superintendent and bishop, I have had the opportunity to learn more about the United Methodist recruitment, screening, training, and credentialing of military chaplains. United Methodist military chaplains are highly regarded in their ministry in all the branches of the U.S. military.

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