July 20, 2016
- A United Methodist district superintendent will give the invocation Thursday night at the Republican National Convention.
July 19, 2016
- The African country’s current cash shortages have pushed United Methodist churches to suggest plastic or electronic transfers for offerings.
July 18, 2016
- The bishop crossed ideological differences to lead United Methodists in both democratic Western Europe and the Eastern bloc.
- Some bishops move to new locations, others stay put as the 2016 jurisdictional conferences of The United Methodist Church conclude after electing 15 new bishops.
July 16, 2016
- The Rev. Karen Oliveto, a married lesbian, was consecrated July 16 as a bishop of the United Methodist Church, after her election by the Western Jurisdiction.
- U.S. delegates have elected more women bishops than in any previous class of United Methodist episcopal leaders. Four are African American.
July 15, 2016
- The Western Jurisdiction elects the Rev. Karen Oliveto the first openly gay bishop in The United Methodist Church.
- The South Central Jurisdiction elected a third bishop, the Rev. Robert “Bob” Farr of the Missouri Conference.
- Northwest Texas Conference pastor chosen on 21st ballot
- United Methodist pastor writes, “We must focus on those most vulnerable and ask why their presence conjures up so much fear and violence.”