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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 ...

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!

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 ...

2015 Journal Available to View or Download

February 04, 2016
The 2015 Kentucky Annual Conference Journal is now complete.  The change of district lines as well as a new data base delayed our work.  Here is the completed Journal. If you would like to order a print version of the 2015 ...

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 ...

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