Bishops Reconsider May 8 Special Session of General Conference

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Statement from Bishop Mueller on Postponed General Conference

Minneapolis, Minnesota

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.9.0″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.9.0″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.9.0″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.0″ _module_preset=”default”] February 26, 2021 Yesterday, United Methodists across the global connection learned that the postponed General Conference 2020 had, once again, been postponed to Aug. 29 – Sept. 6, 2022, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can read the Council of Bishops’ press release on their website. […]

General Conference Postponed to 2022

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Keep Listening, God is Still Speaking

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Transformed by the Bible

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Bishop’s Statement – Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation Agreement

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.29.3″ fb_built=”1″ _i=”0″ _address=”0″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.29.3″ _i=”0″ _address=”0.0″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.29.3″ _i=”0″ _address=”0.0.0″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.29.3″ _i=”0″ _address=”0.0.0.0″] Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I have read the offering of a protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation unanimously adopted by a diverse group of United Methodist leaders, convened by Bishop John Yambasu. This offering seeks to provide a […]

Exhausted, in more ways than one

I am exhausted. The past few weeks, I’ve been in St. Louis, Missouri, reporting on the news from the Special Session of General Conference, which took place over four days from Feb. 23 to 26. As many of you know, I am new to the United Methodist Church, and this was my first General Conference […]

What do we do now?

contributed by Bud Reeves, Senior Pastor of First UMC Fort Smith I have been trying, in the days since the end of General Conference, to respond instead of react. I’ve seen many reactions on electronic and print media. It’s been hard. As the late Yogi Berra once said, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” […]

A Video Message from the Bishop, Post-General Conference 2019

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, General Conference is over but the work of the Arkansas Annual Conference continues on. I have prepared a video message for you to view with my thoughts on General Conference and where we should go from here. I encourage you to watch it and […]