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Illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Perspectives on a Way Forward

A panel discussion, streamed on February 6, featured speakers for each of the major plans proposed to the 2019 General Conference.
General Church
More than 2,500 people joined the Wesleyan Covenant Association’s gathering in November at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church and in 105 simulcast sites. The group is publicizing some of its plans for the immediate aftermath of the special General Conference. Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UMNS.

WCA details post-General Conference plans

Leaders of the unofficial traditionalist advocacy group have started publicizing plans for the immediate aftermath of the special General Conference.
General Church
Bishop Judith Craig was the first woman bishop to be assigned to the West Michigan and Detroit Conferences, serving from 1984 to 1992. UMNS file photo.

Judith Craig, pioneering woman bishop, dies at 81

Bishop Judith Craig, the third woman elected as a United Methodist bishop, died Jan. 18 at 81 in Columbus, Ohio.
Bishops
Bishops pray with representatives from the unofficial advocacy group Love Prevails during the Council of Bishops meeting in November. The group asked the bishops to address the LGBTQ community. Pictured from left are Bishops Grant Hagiya and Linda Lee praying with the Rev. Amy DeLong and her wife, Val Zellmer. Photo by the Rev. Maidstone Mulenga, Council of Bishops.

LGBTQ churchgoers wary of bishops' letter

The Council of Bishops addressed the global LGBTQ community. But the letter disappointed a number of its intended readers.

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