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Council of Bishops Post-Genereal Conference Letter

May 23, 2016
To the people of The United Methodist Church: The Council of Bishops brings you greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who has called us to be servant leaders of the church. In 1812, Bishop Francis Asbury, ...

KY delegates reflect on General Conference part 2

May 20, 2016
Here are four more reflections from members of the KY delegation to General Conference. Iosmar Alvarez speaks to our Spanish speaking members of the KY Conference        

Bishop Davis reflects on Council of Bishops statement

May 19, 2016
Wednesday morning Bishop Ough, president-elect of the Council of Bishops, brought forward a statement from the Council of Bishops in response to the council being asked to address issues around human sexuality. Here is the ...

General Conference May 19

May 19, 2016
Morning worship began with the Cherokee Choir of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference blessing the body in song.  Afterwards, the worship leaders, bishops and missionaries processed in, coming in from all entrances. While ...

KY delegates share their thoughts on General Conference

May 19, 2016
Throughout the second week of General Conference 2016 members of the KY delegation shared their thoughts on how the conference is going for them, their thoughts on the process and where they have seen God in the process. Here are...

Retirees Honored at General Conference

May 19, 2016
Thursday, May 19 the general conference recognized sixteen bishops that are retiring from active service this year. Bishop Lindsey Davis from the KY Annual Conference was one of the bishops honored. Bishop Davis is in his ...

May 18 General Conference Update

May 18, 2016
Last week it was debating how to debate. Today, it was voting on whether to vote. A day of tension, frustration and confusion ended in a decision to “put a pin in it.” Delegates to General Conference 2016 spent most of the day ...

United Methodists Celebrate Success of Imagine No Malaria

May 18, 2016
United Methodist members and leaders, global health innovators and an “American Idol” star took the stage today to celebrate the success of Imagine No Malaria, an initiative of the people of The United Methodist Church aimed at ...

Rumors Swirl at General Conference

May 17, 2016
We awoke to rumors of a split in our denomination, these rumors, released on social media by both individuals and advocacy groups, were not true.  As the rumor reached the dais Bishop Bruce R. Ough, in-coming president of the ...

SEJ Episcopal Candidates Speak During Lunch Break

May 17, 2016
Tuesday, May 17 during lunch at General Conference, seven of the 14 SEJ episcopal candidates addressed SEJ general conference delegates in the first of two planned lunchtime gatherings. The candidates that spoke today were (in ...

General Conference Updates

May 16, 2016
“Everyone here is a child of God. Any behavior to the contrary of that truth undermines the gospel and is a choice to live beneath our privilege ” — Bishop Gregory V. Palmer in the episcopal address at General Conference 2016 ...

Secretary-designate Graves brings passion to General Conference work

May 16, 2016
The Rev. Gary Graves, pastor of Paris First in the Lexington District of the Kentucky Conference, has been elected secretary-designate of the General Conference. He will take over for the Rev. L. Fitzgerald (Gere) Reist, who is ...

See images from General Conference in the UMC Flickr Gallery

May 16, 2016
Wednesday, May 18 photos Tuesday, May 17 photos Monday, May 16 photos Saturday, May 14 photos Friday, May 13 photos Thursday, May 12 photos Wednesday, May 11 photos Tuesday, May 10 photos  

General Conference, May 14

May 14, 2016
The Saturday, May 14th session of General Conference began with an Intergenerational prelude by the Tamba Marimba Ensemble and liturgical dance by the Worship in Motion Dancers. Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar from the New England ...

Annual Conference 2016 Mission Offering

May 04, 2016
The Mission Offering for 2016 Annual Conference will be given in celebration of the ministry of Bishop Lindsey and Jennifer Davis.  The offering will support the ministries of Wesley Seminary in Venezuela and Honduras Outreach, ...

Conference Looking For People Willing to Serve

March 31, 2016
The Kentucky Annual Conference is looking for people who are willing to serve on a conference board, team or committee during the next quadrennium (June 2016-June 2020). If you have an interest in serving on a conference board, ...

2016 District Conferences

March 28, 2016
District Conferences will be held in each district prior to AC 2016. District Conferences are annual gatherings for all pastors. At these conferences districts will prepare for Annual Conference and celebrate ministries in their ...

Conference Office Closed in Observance of Good Friday

March 24, 2016
The Kentucky Annual Conference office will be closed, Friday, March 25, in observance of Good Friday. Have a blessed Easter weekend!

KY United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth Relocating from Versailles to Nicholasville

March 14, 2016
Providing the best possible care for Kentucky children and youth is the focus of an agreement between The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth (KYUMH) and Frontier Nursing University (FNU). The Versailles Campus of...

High Ground Expands Military Ministry

March 08, 2016
The KY Annual Conference’s efforts to share the love of God with our military personnel is expanding. The High Ground church, which launched in September of 2014, is partnering with the Pennyrile District to start a second campus ...

Governor To Attend Launch Celebration at Lighthouse Academy at Newburg

March 02, 2016
On Tuesday, March 15th from 4:30-5:30 pm, Lighthouse Academy at Newburg will host a Launch Celebration featuring an outdoor unveiling of their new name and signage and an indoor presentation that will include the children of ...

Bishop Davis Appoints New District Superintendent

March 01, 2016
Bishop Davis is pleased to announce that Rev. Karen Stigall will be appointed District Superintendent of the South East Kentucky District and the Red Bird Missionary Conference in June. She follows Rev. Farley Stuart who has given...

Grace Abounds!

February 12, 2016
I  In June 2013, fresh out of seminary and a successful three year run in rural Breckinridge County, I came to Grace   United Methodist in Louisville, Kentucky  with little more than a mandate to build a missional community in ...

Lenten Resources for Churches

February 11, 2016
Lent is here! The season of Lent is a time of reflection, repentance, and preparation. Below you will find resources to help you as you prepare and plan for this year’s Lenten season for your church. What is Lent? Here is an ...

Rental/Housing Allowance Resolution Now Available Online

February 10, 2016
Retired and disabled clergy who receive pensions or other income from the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits may be eligible under Internal Revenue Code section 107(2) to exclude some or all of their income in any year ...

Completed 2015 Journal Chapters Available to View or Download

February 04, 2016
Thank  you for your patience as we are still in the process of completing the 2015 Kentucky Annual Conference Journal.  The change of district lines as well as a new data base has delayed our work.  Here are the chapters that are ...

Winter Blitz Wrap-up

February 03, 2016
Each of the four sessions of Winter Blitz 2016 featured high energy worship music brought to us by the praise band Rush of Fools, and a message by Brooklyn Lindsey and the artistic interpretations of sand artist, Joe Castillo.  ...

UMW Open Umbrellas to Bring Awareness to Human Trafficking

February 02, 2016
On Sunday, February 7, 2016, the Super Bowl will take place at Levi's® Stadium in Santa Clara, California. And like any big sporting event, a game like this intensifies the space where human trafficking can occur. That's why ...

Thank You From Bishop Davis

January 14, 2016
I want to congratulate our pastors, lay leaders and District Superintendents for their faithfulness in 2015 regarding Our Mission Covenant. In 2015 we received $8,071,152 or $23,152 more than our budget. We finished last year in ...

KY Conference Day of Prayer

January 07, 2016
January  1, 2016 kicked off 131 days of continual prayer for the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (#UMCGC), which meets May 10-20, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. The quadrennial legislative event begins 131 days ...

Advocacy Team to Sponsor Joint MLK Celebration

January 04, 2016
The Kentucky Conference Advocacy Team will sponsor a joint Martin Luther King Celebration on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Coke Memorial United Methodist Church. Addressing the Christian Unity area of focus, members of the team ...

2015 Daily Advent Devotions

November 28, 2015
Read the daily Upper Room Advent Devotion, here.

Ecumenical Statement of Welcome Regarding Syrian Refugees

November 23, 2015
God is both refuge and strength for us, a help always ready in trouble   Ps 46:1 (New Jerusalem Bible)  Not unlike the days after September 11, 2001 and in World War II, we find ourselves faced with acts of violence.  It is a very...

NKU Vine & Branches Plan Spring Break Mission Trip

November 13, 2015
Vine & Branches, the Northern Kentucky University Wesley foundation group is planning a 2016 Spring Break Mission Trip to Biloxi, Mississippi, March 4-11. The group will be serving alongside the good people of Seashore Mission ...

Central Conference Bishops Issue a Statement on the State of the Global UMC and Common World

November 03, 2015
From the 7-11 September, 2015, we the Bishops of the Central Conferences of Africa gathered at the Elephant Hills Resort, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe as part of our Annual business meeting. Highlights of the meeting included worship,...

River City UMC Launch

October 18, 2015
Today a new church officially launched in the Heartland District.  River City United Methodist Church, a campus of St. Matthews UMC, held a service today that will start their regular weekly services at 2303 Greene Way in ...

When Does Feuding Equal Fun?

October 14, 2015
We surveyed one hundred people and asked them, “Name the top five reasons to watch Family Feud on October 14th and 15th?” The top five answers are: Brenda, David, Bethany, Tyler and Landon, as in the Harting family from ...

South Carolina Disaster Response

October 08, 2015
Our continued prayers are with the people of South Carolina and surrounding areas in the midst of severe flooding. We know that you want to help those in the affected area.  As we write this today some areas of the state have been...

Governor reappoints commissioners Bonifer and Everett to KY Human Rights board

October 01, 2015
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is pleased to announce that Gov. Steve Beshear has reappointed to the Kentucky Human Rights Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Charles Duane Bonifer, Commissioner Richard E. Brown, and ...

Part-Time Pastors Claiming More Pulpits

September 28, 2015
The Rev. Mark Windley (right) prays with parishioner Jada Roarx at Amazing Grace Community of Faith in Louisville, Ky. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS. Third in a 10-part series By Sam Hodges Sept. 28, 2015 | UMNS   The Rev. Mark ...

Kentucky Delegation Endorses Rev. Tom Grieb as Episcopal Candidate

September 23, 2015
The Kentucky Conference delegation to General Conference and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, after prayerful discernment, is proud to endorse Rev. Tom Grieb as an episcopal nominee for the Southeastern Jurisdiction. "I am...

Kavanaugh's Mission Base Camp Program Touches Lives

August 04, 2015
With the financial support of the Kentucky Conference we have successfully launched the Mission Base Camp Program here at Kavanaugh Camp and Retreat Center. At this point in the summer we have had groups from the following ...

Destruction Hope and Triumph, West Liberty UMC

July 23, 2015
March 2, 2012 was the day when destruction and despair visited the town of West Liberty, toppling West Liberty UMC and its parsonage. That story has been shared many times throughout the conference over the past few years. We ...

Update on Kentucky Flooding

July 17, 2015
Over this past weekend and again Monday night, many counties in the Kentucky Conference experienced flooding and damage from straight line winds, An Advance number has been set up for those that would like to contribute ...

An Update from the 2016 General and Jurisdictional Delegation

July 13, 2015
During the 2015 Kentucky Annual Conference session clergy and laity gathered to elect delegates to the 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conferences. The following letter was submitted by the officers of the delegation. Dear Friends...

Kentucky Conference Lay Leader's Response to Obergefell vs. Hodges Opinion Involving Gay and Lesbian Rights

July 03, 2015
What does this opinion mean for the Kentucky Annual Conference?   “The United Methodist Church does not condone the practice of homosexuality and considers this practice incompatible with Christian teaching. We affirm that God’s ...

Disciple Fast Track Bible Study

June 29, 2015
Since 1987, Disciple Bible Study has reached nearly 3 million people worldwide, introducing the grand sweep of Scripture in a 34-week format. Now Disciple Fast Track maintains the integrity and principles of the original study, ...

AC 2015 Recap

June 29, 2015
 Fellowship, worship, teaching moments and celebration were the hallmarks of the 2015 Kentucky Annual Conference session, held June 8–12 at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Bishop Lindsey Davis presided over...

Church Health Team Would Love to Hear From You

June 29, 2015
The Church Health team was excited to meet so many of you at the 2015 Annual Conference. As part of our display table we were giving away copies of the Discovering Your Church’s Story: A Bible Study. This study, written by some of...

Wesley Village to Honor 2015 Heroes, Saints and Legends

June 29, 2015
 Wesley Village Senior Living Community of Wilmore, KY will again honor several United Methodist Kentuckians who have given a lifetime of service to our Lord and to others.  Those to be honored this year on the evening of Tuesday,...

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