Annual Conference to Relocate to Akron in 2021

By Rick Wolcott* Annual Conference will relocate in 2021 to the John S. Knight Center in Akron. A motion made and unanimously supported by Cabinet began the conversation to change the location of Annual Conference 2021 for these missional reasons: costs for members to attend Annual Conference, the travel distance to Lakeside Chautauqua, housing concerns, [...]

United Methodist Traditionalists, Centrists, Progressives, & Bishops sign agreement aimed at separation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 3, 2020(Washington, D.C.) - A diverse group of representatives from United Methodist advocacy groups with contrasting views and bishops from around the world has collaborated on a proposed agreement for the separation of The United Methodist Church (UMC) that has the unanimous support of all the parties involved.The agreement, the Protocol of Reconciliation [...]

Confessing our Faith Together: Living and Growing into Full Communion

For Immediate Release: November 6, 2019 For its 2019 meeting, the Lutheran-United Methodist Coordinating Committee/Joint Commission, the body charged with oversight of the full communion relationship between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The United Methodist Church (UMC), gathered in the autumnal beauty of Mohican Lodge in Ohio to pilot an ecumenical formation [...]