UMC Bishops Call for Optimism and Hope in 2021

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.7.5″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.7.5″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.7.5″ _module_preset=”default” type=”4_4″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Council-of-Bishops.jpg” title_text=”Council of Bishops” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.7.5″ width=”70%” module_alignment=”center” animation_style=”fade” animation_duration=”1500ms” animation_delay=”250ms” hover_enabled=”0″ animation_speed_curve_last_edited=”off|desktop” sticky_enabled=”0″][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.7.5″ _module_preset=”default” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″] For Immediate ReleaseDecember 15, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Despite the trials and tribulations of 2020 brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, bishops in The United Methodist Church are […]

Bishop Warner Brown Assigned as Interim Bishop of Sierra Leone

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.6.5″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.6.5″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.6.5″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.6.5″ _module_preset=”default”] WASHINGTON, D. C. – The Council of Bishops (COB) has assigned former president of the Council retired Bishop Warner Brown as the interim bishop for the Sierra Leone Area of The United Methodist Church following the death of Bishop John Yambasu who died on […]

Bishop John Yambasu of Sierra Leone dies in road accident; he was also chancellor of Africa University

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[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.5.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.5.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.5.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/bishop-yambasu-general-conference-2016-.jpg” alt=”bishop yambasu” title_text=”bishop-yambasu-general-conference-2016-” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.5.6″ width=”70%” module_alignment=”center” animation_style=”fade” animation_duration=”1500ms” animation_delay=”250ms” animation_speed_curve_last_edited=”off|desktop”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_blurb _builder_version=”4.5.6″ _module_preset=”default”] Photo by Paul Jeffrey/UMNS  [/et_pb_blurb][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.5.6″ _module_preset=”default”] Bishop John K. Yambasu, the Resident Bishop of the Sierra Leone Area of The United Methodist Church, died in a road accident this morning […]

UMC Bishops call for justice in wake of Ahmaud Arbery’s death

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.5″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.5″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.4.5″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Council-of-Bishops.jpg” title_text=”Council of Bishops” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.4.5″ width=”70%” module_alignment=”center” animation_style=”fade” animation_duration=”1500ms” animation_delay=”250ms” animation_speed_curve_last_edited=”off|desktop”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.0″ hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″] WASHINGTON, D. C. –  The Bishops of The United Methodist Church are calling for justice and the eradication of racism and white supremacy in the aftermath of the killing of an unarmed Black […]

Bishop Mueller Assigned to United Methodist Men Agency for 2020-2024 Quadrennium

During their recent gathering at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, the Council of Bishops announced assignments of bishops to board and agencies of The United Methodist Church for the 2020 – 2024 quadrennium. Bishop Gary Mueller has been assigned to the board of the United Methodist Men, one of the 13 agencies of The United Methodist […]

Bishop Cynthia Harvey elected president of United Methodist Council of Bishops

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C.  – Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, the area bishop of Louisiana Conference, was today elected president of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church during the bishops’ meeting at Lake Junaluska Assembly. Also elected were: President-Designate: Bishop Thomas Bickerton Secretary: Bishop Tracy Malone Executive Secretary: Bishop Bruce Ough Ecumenical Officer: Bishop […]

United Methodist Bishops meet to discuss General Conference, elect new officers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church will meet November 3-6 at Lake Junaluska Assembly in North Carolina to prepare for the 2020 General Conference, elect new officers and ratify a constitutional amendment among other things. Coming from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, the more than 100 bishops who […]

Ebony Bishops Demand a Voice in Discussions on UMC Future

The Ebony Bishops of The United Methodists Church (African-American bishops serving in the United States) have called on the denomination to include African-American clergy and laity in the ongoing discussions on the future of the church, as they provide the unique voice of hope for the future, not only for the Black church, but also […]

Christmas greetings from Bishop Carter and the Council of Bishops

In a Christmas message to the people of The United Methodist Church on behalf of the Council of Bishops, Council president Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, Jr., encourages us, with a message from Isaiah 11, to be a sign of God’s peaceable Kingdom. Read Bishop Carter’s message below or at this link: A Peaceable Kingdom in a Divided […]

United Methodist Bishops call for prayers for peaceful elections in Congo

WASHINGTON, D.C.  –  The bishops of The United Methodist Church are calling for prayers of peace for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is witnessing violence in the buildup to the presidential elections on December 23, 2018. Here is the statement from the Council of Bishops: As President of the Council of Bishops of The […]