Church leaders look at options for future of denomination
Central conference bishops call meeting with centrists, progressives and conservatives to find a way forward for denomination.
2 bishops offer plan for denomination’s future
To deal with schism-threatening conflict over homosexuality, Bishops Bard and Jones favor making The United Methodist Church an umbrella for self-governing church groups.
Bishop Hicks, striver for peace, dies at 96
The bishop, who led conferences in Arkansas and Kansas, was known for his kindness and wry humor.