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Day in the District with Bishop Fairley

September 15, 2016
"Words on paper mean nothing unless they become flesh and live among us" - Bishop Leonard Fairley at the Bluegrass Day in the District. Bishop Fairley has begun traveling to each district meeting with laity and clergy. Thursday, ...

September 11th Fifteen Year Reflection

September 09, 2016
"The towers are gone!" Those words will forever be etched into my memory; fifteen years have not been enough time to erase them. "The towers are gone," were the words spoken to me by a parking garage attendant in Wake County, ...

2016 Heroes Saints and Legends

September 08, 2016
You Are Cordially Invited To Attend the 19th Annual Wesley Village Heroes, Saints and Legends Banquet. A Celebration of Individuals whose vigorous and inspiring lives continue to enrich our church and our world. Bishop Lindsey ...

A Message From Bishop Fairley

September 08, 2016
He was too young to understand it all, but there he stood, with hands cupped to receive the tiny piece of bread I'd torn from the loaf. He was just too young. There was no way he understood all the nuances of this ancient and Holy...

Celebration of Episcopal Assignment Update

September 07, 2016
As you plan for the upcoming Celebration of Episcopal Assignment on October 8, 2016 here are a few details that you may find helpful: Parking - There will be ample onsite parking at Christ Church United Methodist, however, ...

Your Friends in Children and Family Ministry

September 01, 2016
Not to brag, but the Children & Family Ministry Team in the Kentucky Annual Conference is truly one of the most life-giving and productive groups we have ever been a part of. Led by Susan Skaggs for 8 consecutive years, the team ...

Campus Ministry News

August 22, 2016
College students throughout the conference are returning to campus this week. Here are stories about two of our campus ministries. University of Louisville - The Gathering Northern Kentucky University - Vine & Branches To find ...

Bishop Fairley to Visit Each District

August 16, 2016
Bishop Leonard Fairley will visit each district to meet with clergy and laity. The schedule is as follows: September         8             Northern Kentucky (Immanuel UMC)                                    14           Bluegrass ...

Louisiana Flooding

August 16, 2016
Please be in prayer for those affected by the widespread flooding in Louisiana. As the flooding continues many more residents are experiencing flooding. Many of you are asking what you can do to help. Here are links offering ...

Celebration of Assignment for Bishop Fairley

August 04, 2016
Please join us for the Celebration of Assignment for Bishop Leonard Fairley. The celebration will be held Saturday, October 8th at 2 p.m. (EDT) in the sanctuary of Christ Church United Methodist, located at 4614 Brownsboro Rd., ...

Bishop Fairley Visits Conference Office

July 29, 2016
Bishop Fairley made his first visit to the KY Conference office this morning. He met with the staff and the extended cabinet and he toured the grounds and facility. We started the morning with worship, where Bishop Fairley spoke ...

Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth Golf Tournament

July 28, 2016
The 34th annual Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth (KyUMH) golf tournament will be held on Friday, September 16th.    In order for this event to be completely successful we need to have at least 224 golfers ...

Conference Youth and Young Adults Travel to Honduras

July 25, 2016
During the week of June 25-July 2, twenty people from the Kentucky Conference were on a mission trip in Honduras. The team was made up of people from across our conference and the Red Bird Missionary Conference. Working through ...

Bishop Fairley Assigned to Kentucky

July 19, 2016
The Kentucky Annual Conference is pleased to announce that Bishop Leonard Fairley has been assigned as the new bishop of the Louisville Episcopal Area. The Louisville Episcopal Area is comprised of the Kentucky and Red Bird Annual...

Bishop Davis and COB Respond to Western Jurisdiction Election Results

July 16, 2016
"Dear Sisters and Brothers, I awakened this morning to the news that the Western Jurisdiction had elected an openly lesbian elder to the episcopacy.   The Southeastern Jurisdiction had already concluded so can take no action. ...

Bishop-elect Fairley Assigned To Kentucky

July 15, 2016
The Rev. Leonard Fairley was assigned to serve as bishop of the Louisville Episcopal Area. The Louisville Episcopal Area is comprised of the Kentucky and Red Bird Annual Conferences. Episcopal assignments begin September 1. ...

SEJ Budget Reduces by Sixty Percent

July 14, 2016
The Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference approved a budget of $1,774,000 for the 2017–2020 quadrennium. The budget passed as recommended by the SEJ Committee on Finance and Administration and reflects a 60 percent reduction over...

SEJ Finishes Balloting On First Day Elects 5 New Bishops

July 13, 2016
The Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference completed its voting on episcopal candidates. It took 10 ballots to elect the 5 new bishops that will serve the jurisdiction. Voting was completed prior to the dinner break. The five ...

A Kentucky Tradition

July 13, 2016
Bishop Lindsey Davis is continuing a Kentucky Conference tradition. In 1996, shortly after the Kentucky native was elected to the episcopacy from this conference, Davis received an invitation to the home of fellow Kentuckian, ...

Pastoral Letter from the Southeastern Jurisdictional College of Bishops

July 13, 2016
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,   Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We celebrate the way God is working through you and the churches you represent to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the ...

SEJ Conference July 13 - 15

July 07, 2016
The 2016 SEJ Conference will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. The conference will conclude on Friday, July 15, 2016, with the Service of Consecration for newly elected episcopal leaders. Click here for information ...

South East KY District Names Collection Locations for West VA Flood Relief

July 06, 2016
West Virginians need our help after their recent, disastrous flooding.   1) Cleanup buckets are already being sent from Kentucky to help them out, and we now need to replenish our supply in our warehouse.  Cleanup buckets consist...

West Virginia Flood Recovery Volunteer Information

June 29, 2016
West Virginia has set up an online registration for volunteers wanting to assist in the recovery efforts in the flooded areas.  The link to that registration page is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/16Floods Registration is being ...

West Virginia Flooding Response Information

June 27, 2016
The situation in West Virginia is chaotic and the emergency services are still in emergency response and recovery mode.  Access to much of the heaviest damage is still limited to bridges and roadway damage.  The Emergency ...

Annual Conference 2016 Videos

June 21, 2016
Feel free to use any of the videos that were shown at Annual Conference 2016. Here are links to all the videos on Youtube. The Table - shown as part of Dr. Larry Stoess' bible study Serbia Ministry at Science Hill UMC - our ...

2016 Appointment List

June 15, 2016
Click to download the 2016 appointment list

Annual Conference Nightly Wrap up Wednesday

June 15, 2016
Plenary Plenary began with Bishop Davis giving the call to order. Several reports were given including two from David Garvin on the Journal Committee and the Higher Education Team. Tami Coleman shared about Connectional Café. ...

Annual Conference Nightly Wrap-up Tuesday

June 14, 2016
Plenary Bishop Davis introduced Jimmy Nammour from Israel. Jimmy Nammour is a tour guide for EO Tours (Educational Opportunities Tours) and has developed a close relationship with Bishop Davis and those who have traveled on ...

Annual Conference Nightly Wrap-up Monday

June 13, 2016
Clergywomen’s Breakfast Broadway UMC hosted today’s Clergywomen’s Breakfast. There were approximately 30 clergy women in attendance.  The Clergywomen’s Breakfast is an opportunity for clergywomen of the Kentucky Annual Conference ...

Annual Conference Sunday Wrap-up

June 13, 2016
Archives & History Seminar During our pre-conference events Ms. Evelyn Richardson and Mr. Foster Ockerman presented to conference clergy and laity on celebrating and developing their own church history. The seminar offered ...

General Conference 2016

May 27, 2016
General Conference 2016 is over and left me with a variety of feelings and reflections. Don't ever undervalue the ability of prayer to make a difference in our lives and ministry as a Church. This General Conference was bathed in...

Council of Bishops Post-General 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, ...

God at Work in the Methodist Church in Cuba

May 20, 2016
The heat of the airport greeted us as we stepped off the plane in Havana, Cuba.  We were soon welcomed by the warm hospitality of Bishop Ricardo Pereira and the people of the Methodist Church of Cuba.  Soon after our arrival, we ...

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!

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