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Connection Blueprint proves adaptable and successful

It doesn’t matter whether the church is in an urban, suburban or rural neighborhood. Over the years, the congregation may suddenly find its membership is more reflective of the past than of the neighborhood around the church building.

That is a topic the Rev. John Edgar, pastor of The United Methodist Church for All People in Columbus, has discussed with congregations he’s served as a district superintendent and, later, as a church consultant.

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Constitutional Amendment to be Revisited

Des Moines, Iowa: The Rev. Gary W. Graves, Secretary of the General Conference, announced today that an error was made in the text of a proposed Constitutional amendment as it was presented for voting, and which subsequently failed to pass. Amendment #1 of the five constitutional amendments that were approved by the 2016 General Conference--and which narrowly failed to be ratified--included a sentence which had been removed by the legislative body.

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Mental Health First Aid Training for Pastors, Church Leaders, and Staff

Dates
Date: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Price: 
$0
Contact
Contact: 
Pastor Courtnie Morton
Email: 
makk1409@yahoo.com
Location
Location Name: 
Northwest Plains District Office
Location Address: 
910 E 3rd St, Ottawa, OH, 45875

 

Event Sponsored By:: 
Sponsored by Sugar Grove UMC and Northwest Plains District

United Methodist Bishops Recommend a Way Forward

CHICAGO – United Methodist bishops, meeting in Chicago, engaged in a prayerful process to discern a way forward.  At the conclusion of the discernment process, the Council of Bishops strongly approved the following motion and rationale:

Having received and considered the extensive work of the Commission on a Way Forward, the Council of Bishops will submit a report to the Special Session of the General Conference in 2019 that includes: 

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