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Webinar Explores "New Beginning" of United Methodism

United Methodists from around the world participated in the Sixth Annual Inclusiveness Zoom Webinar on November 11, 2022. Rev. Matt Miofsky, St. Louis, Missouri, keynoted the event along along with three of the church’s best-known episcopal leaders: Bishop Thomas Bickerton, New York, President of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, Bishop Julius Trimble, Indianapolis, of the Indiana Area, and Bishop Karen Oliveto, Denver, of the Mountain Sky, Conference.

Three newly elected bishops also joined the conversation: Bishops Carlo A. Rapanut, Dottie Escobedo Frank, and Cedrick Bridgeforth.


Watch the Video of the webinar in its entirety, or just the sections you wish. 

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Distinguished Educator Joins Steering Committee

Rev. Dr. Joretta Marshall, retired Vice President and Dean and Emeritus Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care, Brite Divinity School, has accepted an invitation to serve on the UMARC Steering Committee. A beloved teacher and admired administrator, Marshall had a distinguished career in theological education, teaching at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Iliff School of Theology, Eden Seminary, and Brite Divinity School. She and her wife now live in Minnesota, where she is teaching part-time at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Her books include: Pastoral Care in Rural Congregations, Counseling Lesbian Partners, and How Can I Forgive?

UMARC Endorses Christmas Covenant

By Ben Roe

October 31, 2022, Centennial, Colorado-- United Methodists will be considering in 2024 a plan for reorganizing the United Methodist Church along global regional lines. At a recent meeting, the United Methodist Association of Retired Clergy has endorsed the plan, which was developed by representatives from United Methodist Conferences outside the United States.

The Christmas Covenant features a regionalization plan...

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Steering Committee Members (Photos Left to Right):

Don Messer - Chair, Harvey Martz - Vice Chair,  John Blinn - Treasurer,

Dave Ferguson, Chris Ferguson,

Marla Kauerz, Joretta Marshall, Kay Palmer-Marsh, Liwliwa Robledo, Ben Roe

 John L. Thompson, Julian Rush - Honorary, Annie Arnoldy - Advisor

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