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The Rev. Timothy Bruster speaks with fellow delegates from Central Texas Conference during the special General Conference in February. Bruster made a motion, which was passed, to request a declaratory decision by the Judicial Council on “the constitutionality, meaning, application and effect” of the Traditional Plan. Photo courtesy of J. Vance Morton, Central Texas Conference.
Photo courtesy of J. Vance Morton, Central Texas Conference

Top court meets in aftermath of GC2019

In spring meeting, United Methodist Judicial Council to review Traditional Plan and disaffiliation legislation adopted by special General Conference.

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The sanctuary of Lynn Haven United Methodist Church in Panama City, Fla., stands open to the sky following Hurricane Michael in October 2018. A grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief to the Alabama-West Florida Conference for hurricane recovery is among $27.6 million approved by the relief agency for disaster response, sustainable development, global migration and Global Health support. File photo courtesy of Lynn Haven United Methodist Church.

UMCOR assists with 2018 hurricane recovery

Grants for two big U.S. programs are part of $27.6 million approved by relief agency for disaster response, sustainable development, global migration and Global Health support.
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Bishop John K. Yambasu prays with the Rev. Byron Alexander, a conference page, during the 2019 General Conference in St. Louis. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

How will denominational divide affect mission?

Directors of Global Ministries express pain and concern over how the deep divide since General Conference 2019 will affect United Methodist mission work and mission giving.
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Vibrant worship was a key part of the celebration of 200 years of Methodist mission, sponsored by the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries and Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, which drew some 250 participants to Atlanta. Photo by Jennifer Silver, Global Ministries.

200 years of answering the call to mission

From a salute to a pioneer among the Wyandotte to a call to engage global youth, a United Methodist event re-considers the nature of mission.

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