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2018 Appointment List

June 13, 2018
Here are the appointments for all clergy for the upcoming year. Appointment list

Worshipful AC closes with moving service of sending forth

June 13, 2018
COVINGTON, Kentucky – The 2018 Annual Conference ended late Wednesday afternoon with the Sending Forth and Anointing Service. In his call to worship, Rev. Brandon McGinnis called on the Lord to be with the clergy being sent ...

A day of service and praise at Annual Conference

June 12, 2018
COVINGTON, Kentucky – Praise and service were on display in a big way Tuesday during the second day of Annual Conference at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. It started early, with Bible Study by Lisa Yebuah, and didn’t ...

Bishop Fairley: ‘Holy Spirit, you are welcome here’

June 11, 2018
COVINGTON, Kentucky – In a passionate, emotional message delivered to Annual Conference participants, Bishop Leonard Fairley called Monday for God’s unfailing leadership during challenging times for the United Methodist Church. “...

Set-up is done; Annual Conference starts Monday!

June 10, 2018
KAC staff and volunteers descended on the Northern Kentucky Convention Center on Sunday to set up for Monday’s start of Annual Conference. Everything went according to plan – and the storms even held off, a blessing for the ...

Annual Conference 2018 Preview

June 06, 2018
The theme of this year’s Annual Conference set for June 11-13 is “Leading with the Holy Spirit” – and Bishop Leonard Fairley is looking forward to seeing the Holy Spirit at work in Kentucky’s UMC churches. Annual Conference is ...

Bishop Fairley, other KAC leaders give high marks to Holy Conversations

June 05, 2018
During the recently concluded Holy Conversations meetings held across the Kentucky Annual Conference to talk about human sexuality and the future of the United Methodist Church, one moment particularly stands out to Bishop Leonard...

Council of Bishops on Judicial Council Decision

May 25, 2018
Bishops respond to Judicial Council Decision 1360, in relation to the 2019 General Conference. WASHINGTON, D.C. _ Here is the statement from the Council of Bishops, issued by COB President Bishop Ken Carter of the Florida Area, ...

Bishops clarify statement on Commission on a Way Forward recommendation

May 18, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. -  The Council of Bishops is issuing the following statement, written by the bishops who served on the Commission on a Way Forward, and approved by the Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops this week.   ...

Commission holds final meeting; hears bishops’ recommendation

May 17, 2018
The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward for The United Methodist Church concluded its ninth and final meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, yesterday (May 16). The Commission met nine times over 17 months. The Commission reviewed a ...

Bishops Announce Results of Five Constitutional Amendments

May 07, 2018
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has completed canvassing of the votes of annual conferences on the five constitutional amendments that were approved by the 2016 General Conference.  Summary of Votes by ...

Bishop Fairley's Report to The Kentucky Annual Conference

May 06, 2018
Greetings in the name of the Risen Christ!   In an atmosphere that was immersed in prayer, seeking first and foremost the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Council of Bishops gathered to help lead the church in a way forward ...

Bishops Make Recommendation on a Way Forward

May 04, 2018
United Methodist bishops, meeting in Chicago, engaged in a prayerful process to discern a way forward.  At the conclusion of the discernment process, the Council of Bishops strongly approved the following motion and rationale: ...

Bishops meet in Chicago, begin with worship

April 30, 2018
United Methodist bishops were today reminded that the church is watching, waiting and wondering if and how they will lead the denomination into the future. At the opening of the 2018 April/May meeting of the Council of Bishops at...

Bishops to act on three major issues at the Chicago meeting

April 24, 2018
The Bishops of The United Methodist Church will meet in Chicago from April 29-May 4 to celebrate leadership through the passing of the gavel, certify constitutional amendments and finalize their recommendations to the 2019 Special...

Bishops seek declaratory decision from Judicial Council on Special Session

April 10, 2018
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is asking the Judicial Council for a declaratory decision on what petitions can be submitted to the denomination’s Special Session of General Conference called for February ...

Volunteer marshals and pages sought for 2019 Special Session of the General Conference

April 05, 2018
Beginning April 4, 2018, volunteers will be able to apply online to serve as marshals or pages during the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. The denomination’s top legislative assembly ...

7 approved to become elders in KAC; 7 others approved for commissioning

March 26, 2018
Seven people in the Kentucky Annual Conference have been approved for ordination as full elders and seven others have been approved for commissioning, six as elders and one as a deacon. Approved for ordination are: Kevin ...

Commission members grateful to serve, complete work on final report

March 23, 2018
Members of the Commission on a Way Forward expressed gratitude at the opportunity to be part of the Commission and they signaled hope for The United Methodist Church as they completed their meeting in Los Angeles on Thursday, ...

Bishops, leaders of UMC-related institutions optimistic of denomination’s future

March 20, 2018
Several leaders of United Methodist Church-related institutions voiced optimism and are preparing for possible changes in the global denomination that could occur as a result of the Special Session of the General Conference called...

2018 Confirmation Day with the Bishop

March 17, 2018
Early on St. Patrick's Day over 100 youth and youth leaders gathered at Crestwood UMC to learn about the history and workings of the United Methodist Church. Students learned about the various types of clergy in the church and ...

Aldersgate Camp damaged by recent snowfall

March 13, 2018
Aldersgate Camp sustained damage from a very heavy, wet snow that covered their area on Sunday night and into the early hours of Monday, March 12.  The camp now has electricity restored, however, they still have no phone or ...

Bishop Fairley Makes Cabinet Appointments

March 12, 2018
Bishop Leonard Fairley is pleased to announce the appointment of two new District Superintendents which will become effective July 1, 2018.   Rev. Dan Huck will become the new superintendent of the Owensboro ...

Making disciples, Exponentially

March 11, 2018
ORLANDO, Florida – For Rev. Becci Loy, one of the more memorable moments of the Exponential East conference for church planters actually occurred away from the recent convention held in Orlando. “Our ministry focuses primarily on...

Conference Center welcomes three new employees

March 09, 2018
Three people have joined the support staff of the Kentucky Annual Conference in recent months: Judy Noel, administrative and ministry assistant to Connectional Ministries; Courtney Garrett, administrative assistant for Ministerial...

Commission on a Way Forward Clarifies Values as it Presents Two Sketches to Bishops

February 28, 2018
Council of Bishops Meeting Ended Today in Dallas Bishop Harald Rückert of the Germany Area and Bishop David Bard of the Michigan Area participate in the Love Feast at the close of the February Council of Bishops meeting ...

Bishops to receive, discuss updated report from Commission on a Way Forward

February 23, 2018
With attention on the missional and theological foundations of The United Methodist Church, the Council of Bishops (COB) is preparing to receive an updated report from the Commission on a Way Forward on possible models regarding ...

UMC bishops mourn victims of Florida school shootings

February 14, 2018
In the wake of the school shooting in Florida, the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has issued a statement of grief, mourning the victims of the shootings and called for prayers of repentance from the culture of ...

Bishops urge Methodists to deny themselves for the sake of Gospel

February 12, 2018
The Bishops of The United Methodist Church are calling on members of the denomination to deny themselves during the 2018 Lenten Season for the sake of the kingdom of Jesus Christ and to set aside self-interest so that others may ...

Conference opening delayed

February 12, 2018
Due to inclement weather, the conference office will open on a delayed schedule on Monday, February 12th. The office is planning to open at 10 am.

Reaching out to Puerto Rico

February 01, 2018
It’s hard to know how to start telling my story … maybe a little background will help!  Growing up near the Jersey Coast gave me lots to remember in regard to hurricanes:  the wind, torrential rain, losing power for several days, ...

Winter Blitz 2018 wrap up

February 01, 2018
Winter Blitz 2018 is now in the books. The fun spirit-filled weekend kicked off Friday night, January 19, 2018 as youth groups from throughout the conference poured into Broadbent Arena in Louisville. As the groups arrived, the ...

Commission on a Way Forward members stress ‘mission’ ahead of sexuality report

January 30, 2018
The moderators of the Commission on a Way Forward are urging United Methodists to focus on “mission” at the heart of the denomination as well as focusing on the word’s significance in resolving conflict in the ongoing church ...

Mission Teams Needed

January 30, 2018
Partners in Ministry (PIM) a ministry of the North Carolina Annual Conference is looking for Volunteer In Mission teams that are able go to to the Laurinburg area of North Carolina to assist in rehabilitating homes.  R.O.A.R. ...

Holy Conversations planned to update conference members on sexuality debate

January 26, 2018
Bishop Leonard Fairley and Rev. Julie Love, director of Connectional Ministries, are holding meetings in each KAC district over the next few months to discuss the Commission on the Way Forward’s work on human sexuality. The ...

Commission on a Way Forward prepares updated report to bishops

January 22, 2018
DALLAS - The Commission on a Way Forward is nearing the completion of its task of making recommendations of possible ways forward for The United Methodist Church regarding the inclusion of LGBTQ persons in this global ...

Scholarships offered for 2018 UMEIT:USA and NWCU events

January 10, 2018
The Council of Bishops is offering scholarships for young adults (age 21-35) to attend the 2018 United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT:USA) and the National Workshop on Christian Unity (NWCU) this Spring.  ...

Happy New Year From Belize!

January 08, 2018
The following is a new year's greeting and ministry update from Jamie and Lisa Williams,  GBGM missionaries from the Kentucky Annual Conference. Lisa and I want to say a great big thank you for all of the support the Kentucky ...

Bed or breakfast, and Bible

January 05, 2018
Lexington church’s reach is long, and growing, with Saturday morning Facebook Live study

Conference Phone Lines Down

January 03, 2018
The conference office is experiencing phone trouble, If you get through to the voicemail you can leave us a message, We can access our voicemail. We are working to get this problem resolved. Thank you for your patience as we work...

2018 New Year’s Greetings

December 30, 2017
  To the People Called United Methodists:   Grace and peace to you as we embrace the New Year. The joy of Christmas and the gift of Emmanuel – God with us – gives us the confidence to face the future with hope.  This hope is born...

A Christmas Message from Bishop Fairley

December 24, 2017
                                How Long, O Lord!   The darkness seems so pervasive, and with each passing day its overwhelming weight presses down on a desperately weeping world.  "A voice is heard...

Pan Methodist Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

December 19, 2017
“Faith Communities in the Midst of the Dream”   “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” These are the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the civil rights leader and drum major for justice. The third Monday in ...

Acts of Violence and Other Disaster Considerations

December 15, 2017
Events over the past year have brought us to the realization that our houses of worship can now be targets for violence and disaster. As stewards of the gifts that God has given us in the form of friends and family within our ...

Delegate count for 2020 General Conference announced

December 08, 2017
The Secretary of the General Conference announced on Friday, December 1 the number of delegates assigned to each annual conference for the 2020 General Conference has been calculated, and certificates of election are on the way to...

The Reason for the Season

December 02, 2017
The season of Advent –beginning four Sundays before Christmas – is upon us. It’s one of the most important periods of the Christian calendar, leading up to the celebration of the Christ Child. It’s a time for all of us – clergy ...

MissionInsite: A great resource tool for our churches!

November 27, 2017
Hey, Kentucky Annual Conference churches: Are you a MissionInsite user yet? If not, there’s no time like now to sign up for this powerful digital tool! The conference has partnered with MissionInsite for several years, but very ...

2019 Special Session of General Conference

November 26, 2017
Congratulations to our own Rev. Julie Hager Love, who will be part of the design team for the 2019 Special Session of General Conference. Rev. Gary Graves, also a member of the Kentucky Annual Conference is secretary of the ...

Attacking the drug abuse epidemic

November 17, 2017
After police and substance-abuse experts spent more than 90 minutes citing facts, figures and statistics at a symposium at Middletown UMC addressing heroin-opioid use, Kristin Bieckert put a very human face on the public-health ...

Bishops uphold values of mission, unity, space, contextuality in interim report on Way Forward’s work

November 09, 2017
Placing emphasis on the values of unity, space and contextuality - all for the sake of mission – the Council of Bishops (COB) is exploring sketches of three models as possible directions for a way forward for The United Methodist ...

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