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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,...

Bishop Davis Responds to the Supreme Court Ruling

June 26, 2015
While I am personally disappointed in the Supreme Court's decision to alter the government's definition of marriage to include same-gender couples, their decision is not much of a surprise.  The Court's reasoning runs counter to ...

Kentucky Methodist Making a Difference in the World

June 26, 2015
In the next month, Kentucky United Methodist will be traveling all over the world seeking to make disciples who transform their world. Beginning Thursday, June 25th, nineteen youth and adults are headed to region of San Estabin in...

SEJ College of Bishops Responds to Charleston AME Shootings

June 19, 2015
In response to the murders of the pastor and eight others during a prayer meeting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015, the Southeastern Jurisdiction College of ...

Bobby King Ordained in the North GA Conference

June 17, 2015
Bobby King, son of former KY bishop, James King was commissioned in the North Georgia Conference last night. Bobby was one of fourteen provisional clergy in the North Georgia conference. Please wish Bobby well and keep him in your...

2015 Annual Conference Thursday Wrap-up

June 11, 2015
Bible Study Bowling Green District Superintendent Rick Bard led bible study and preached on humble servant leadership, “We need to strip ourselves of our sins, our debt and anything that hinders us.” Worshipful Work/Plenary Voting...

2015 Annual Conference Wednesday Wrap-up

June 10, 2015
Effective Worship and Preaching Rev. Jorge Acevedo, in his third session on stewardship, focused on the importance of becoming debt-free. His teaching has been very well received by those in attendance, both clergy and laity. ...

2015 Annual Conference Tuesday Wrap-up

June 09, 2015
The mood was set for a day of worship and service as Martha Christian blessed us with a musical prelude of praise as the conference crowd began to assemble. Jorge Acevedo, the lead pastor at Grace Church (a multi-site, United ...

2015 Annual Conference Monday Wrap-up

June 08, 2015
Clergy and lay members to conference met in separate sessions this morning in preparation for the work of Annual Conference. In the clergy session, the candidates for ordination, recognition and commissioning at Annual Conference ...

2015 Annual Conference Sunday Wrap-up

June 08, 2015
The day began with the truck arriving and a bevy of volunteers and office staff started the task of unloading and setting up a remote office to handle all the nuts and bolts that make our Annual Conference happen. Later in the day...

Fuente de Avivamiento Chartering Service, May 31

May 30, 2015
Fuente de Avivamiento Chartering Service was held Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Over 300 hundred passionate worshippers were in attendance.   Fuente pastor Rev. Iosmar Alverez reminded us that "people are hungry" for the ...

Red Bird Annual Conference Session a Success

May 20, 2015
The 47th session of the Red Bird Missionary Conference was held on May 16th at Hope UMC and on the campus of Henderson Settlement in Bell County. Rev. Robert Amundsen preached the opening worship, where the members of the local ...

Nyalang's Story

May 12, 2015
The Sudanese Civil War was a conflict from 1983 to 2005. It’s estimated that two million people died. Data also suggests that four million people in southern Sudan were displaced because of the war. Nyalang Madut was 10 years old ...

Mission Base Camp at Kavanaugh Camp and Retreat Center

May 11, 2015
Real change doesn't usually come by grand sweeping measures, it comes by individuals willing to give of themselves, their time and their talents. Mission Base Camp is a new exciting endeavor that gives teens, 6th grade and up, a ...

Council of Bishops Issues Pastoral Letter on Racism

May 07, 2015
The United Methodist Council of Bishops issued a pastoral letter on racism to the 12.8 million people of The United Methodist Church affirming the sacredness of all lives and renewing their commitment to work for an anti-racist, ...

President of the Council of Bishops Calls for Prayer and Healing

May 01, 2015
Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr., president of the Council of Bishops, appealed to the people of The United Methodist Church today in a letter calling them to join together in prayer for the church and the world. The action came as the...

College Students Make a Difference During Spring Break

April 28, 2015
Recent news stories about spring break have given this annual time a bad reputation. This is not true for some of the students who are part of our Wesley Foundations and UM colleges. Spring Break has become a time of ministry. ...

Dr. Warren Lathem Shares an Update About Ministry in Venezuela

April 28, 2015
On Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Dr. Warren Lathem spoke at the Louisville District Ministers Meeting of the United Methodist Church. Dr. Lathem is a retired clergyperson from the North Georgia Conference and is a former District ...

United Methodists Respond to Nepal Earthquake

April 27, 2015
An earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu, Pokhara, on Saturday 25 April 2015, at 11:41am local Nepal time. It is the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in 81 ...

Council of Bishops to Meet in Berlin

April 21, 2015
Bishop Lindsey Davis along with United Methodist bishops from Africa, Europe, Asia and the United States will gather in Berlin at Hotel Palace Berlin for the Council of Bishops meeting, from May 1-7. Main topics on the agenda ...

Memorial UMC Installs Solar System to Care for Earth and Save Money

April 21, 2015
The largest solar installation in Elizabethtown, KY and also the largest solar installation on a church, in the state, is now happening at Memorial United Methodist Church in the Elizabethtown District. Traditionally, one of the ...

United Methodist Mission Needs Donations

April 10, 2015
The United Methodist Mountain Mission has been serving the people of eastern Kentucky since 1943. The Mission has 8 opportunity stores in Kentucky.  Stores are located in Barbourville, Irvine, Harlan, Hazard, Jackson, Pineville, ...

Kentucky Wesleyan College Announces Two Major Gifts

April 06, 2015
Kentucky Wesleyan College announced the receipt of two major investments on Thursday, as the college continues to generate significant momentum in its fundraising efforts.  The first is an estate gift from alumna Luellen Pyles (’...

Volunteers Needed for General Conference

March 30, 2015
Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles during the 2016 General Conference, The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly, which will meet in Portland, Oregon from May 10-20, 2016. At this time, volunteers are ...

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