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Bishops offer scholarships for 2019 UMEIT-USA and NWCU events

December 11, 2018
The Council of Bishops is offering partial scholarships for young adults (age 21-35) to attend the 2019 United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT:USA) and the National Workshop on Christian Unity (NWCU) next ...

Advent Devotional December 14

December 10, 2018
“He that loves not knows not God, for God is love.” - 1 John 4:8 Joseph and Mary trudged across an arid land to fulfill man’s decree ... but greater still, to fulfill a prophecy of old. Great with child, even riding on a donkey ...

Changes Coming to KYUMC LACE Program in 2019

December 10, 2018
The Kentucky Conference Board of Laity has announced some major changes that are coming to the LACE (Lay Academy for Church Excellence) program in 2019. The new format will utilize both in-person and online group workshops to ...

Advent Devotional December 13

December 06, 2018
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” - John 3:16, NLT Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will ...

Advent Devotional December 12

December 06, 2018
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” - Isaiah 9:6 Somehow during this time of ...

Advent Devotional December 11

December 06, 2018
The best gifts don’t always come in a neatly wrapped box with shiny ribbons. The world’s greatest gift was given by God through Mary and Joseph. God’s gift gave us sweeter music than any iPod. Composer John Rutter described ...

Advent Devotional December 10

December 06, 2018
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”  - Jeremiah 1:5 As I held my grandchild for the first time, I was completely in love and felt an ...

Advent Devotional December 9

December 06, 2018
“I pray you may have the power to comprehend, what is the breadth and length and height and depth and to know the love of Christ that surpasses all knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”  - Ephesians ...

Advent Devotional December 8

December 06, 2018
“It was indeed written for our sake, for whoever plows should plow in hope and whoever threshes should thresh in hope of a share in the crop.” - 1 Corinthians 9:10 Hope is an essential piece of a fulfilling life. Like love, God ...

Advent Devotion December 7

December 06, 2018
My verse that I live by, may it be yours, too: “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. And always give an answer for the hope that you have.” - 1 Peter 3:15 Most people are familiar with Romans 5:5. It’s one of the “...

Advent Devotionals December 6

December 06, 2018
“(The shepherds) were terrified, but the angel reassured them. ‘Don’t be afraid,’ he said. ‘I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior yes, the Messiah, the Lord  has been born today in Bethlehem, ...

Advent Devotional December 5

December 05, 2018
“For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But, if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.” - Romans 8: 18-25 Christmas is my favorite season. I love the ...

Advent Devotional December 4

December 05, 2018
This season, we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, the Light of the World. As Bishop Desmond Tutu said, ‘Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.’ I recently saw something online that ...

Advent Devotional December 3

December 05, 2018
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. - Heb. 6:19 Has there ever been a time when your life changed in a matter of minutes? It did for me when my husband unexpectedly suffered a brain bleed that caused a ...

Advent Devotional December 2

December 05, 2018
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13  In the fall of 1998, my husband and I found out that we were to be first-time ...

Bishops authorize preparation of legislation on full communion with Episcopal Church

November 09, 2018
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has authorized the preparation of legislation to deal with the full communion proposal between The United Methodist Church and The Episcopal Church. The bishops took the ...

Ebony Bishops’ Statement to the Council of Bishops and the People Called United Methodists

November 07, 2018
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,            because he has anointed me            to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives            and recovery of sight to the blind,            to...

Special session pre-registration now available

October 31, 2018
Guests and observers to the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference, The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly, may now pre-register online. General Conference will meet in St. Louis, Missouri at the America’s ...

72 Hours of Hatred

October 30, 2018
The past week has held 72 hours of pure, unadulterated hatred. There is a pervasive pall of evil hanging over the world that has us gripped in its oppressive tentacles, and there appears to be a deep silence of moral authority ...

A comfort, in time of trouble

October 26, 2018
River City UMC loves on grieving Kroger staff and customers

Judicial Council rules on constitutionality of three plans

October 26, 2018
A review of possible plans for the future direction of The United Methodist Church found the One Church Plan to be largely constitutional, said a decision released Oct. 26 by the denomination’s top court. In Decision 1366, ...

The Poor People’s Campaign

October 25, 2018
A National Call for Moral Revival will be holding a Poor People’s Hearing on Friday, November 2, at 7:00 PM at Total Grace Church, 1313 North Limestone Street, in Lexington.  The Poor People’s Campaign is an extension of the ...

General Conference 2019 Resources

October 17, 2018
Welcome to the 2019 General Conference resource page. This page will be updated as new information/resources become available. What is General Conference? Have you ever wondered what the term General Conference means? Here is a ...

Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael

October 17, 2018
UMNS - Recovery from Hurricane Michael UMCOR - Current Disasters around the world Bishop Fairley Speaks on Hurricane Florence

Bishop Fairley’s message at the fall regional meetings: ‘We are called to make disciples’

October 12, 2018
Bishop Leonard Fairley’s central message during seven regional meetings held around the Kentucky Annual Conference was simple: Whatever distractions we may face as individuals or as a church, the work of developing passionate ...

Bishop Fairley and Dawn Sparks Wed on September 30th

October 11, 2018
He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord. – Proverbs 18:22 (NRSV) When Rev. Leonard Fairley was elected bishop at the 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, his college roommate’s wife, Helen ...

Passionate Spiritual Disciples Follow-up

October 08, 2018
I always count it among my greatest honors to share ministry with the people called United Methodist in Kentucky.  In the past few months, I have had the privilege of sharing with many of you during this year’s round of regional ...

Single legislative committee to allow for full delegate participation

October 08, 2018
St. Simons Island, Ga.: Meeting October 4-5, 2018 in St. Simons Island, Ga., the Commission on the General Conference adopted a plan for the legislative structure of the Special Session of the 2019 General Conference. The ...

Judicial Council hearings to be accessible via livestream

October 03, 2018
The United Methodist Judicial Council will partner with United Methodist Communications to livestream oral hearings held during the Council’s fall meeting at the Placid Hotel in Zürich, Switzerland. All of the oral hearings will ...

Ashland Centenary UMC featured in the The Greater Ashland Beacon

September 27, 2018
Centenary UMC in Ashland, KY has been featured in The Greater Ashland Beacon this week.  Youth Director Caleb Wilburn and Pastor David Herndon have developed a Wednesday evening program of fun and Christian education for local ...

Responding to Hurricane Florence

September 18, 2018
There are moments in life when perspective rocked by reality shakes us from our personal agendas, causing us to truly understand and live into what it means to be passionate spiritual disciples of Jesus Christ.  Those times are ...

Bishop's Regional Meetings Continue

September 14, 2018
A Passionate Spiritual Disciple is someone who KNOWS the Love of Jesus, GROWS in the Love of Jesus, and SHOWS the Love of Jesus.  They participate in weekly corporate worship, participate in a small group with spiritual ...

Hurricance Florence Disaster Response Information

September 13, 2018
As we watch the developing story of Hurricane Florence and the  damage in the Carolinas, Virginia and points west, churches and volunteers are already responding to flooding in Rowan and Menifee Counties that occurred last week. ...

Worldwide conference convinces young rep from KY Conference that UMC has a bright future

September 12, 2018
Eliza Love’s recent trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, for a youth and young adult conference convinced her that the United Methodist Church has a bright future, even though “there’s a lot of work to do.” “I think the young ...

Wedding Gift Donations

August 30, 2018
Earlier this month a wedding announcement was sent out with information regarding the plans that Dawn and I have for our wedding as well as our request for donations in lieu of gifts. While no gift is necessary, for those who wish...

Sharing Our Glory: Clarkson UMC Embarks on First Mission Trip

August 29, 2018
Sharing our blessings in serving is a joy for Clarkson UMC. We chose an in state place for Clarkson’s first mission trip. We are most grateful for the kindness and cooperation shown to us by the Red Bird Missionary Conference and ...

General Conference Statement

August 23, 2018
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” -John 14:27 The following statement is issued by the Kentucky Annual ...

Regional Meetings: Passionate Spiritual Disciples: Growing in the Spirit

August 14, 2018
Bishop Fairley will hold a series of meetings throughout the conference beginning this September. The theme of these meetings is: Passionate Spiritual Disciples: Growing in the Spirit.  All meetings begin at 7:00 pm local time. ...

Fresh Expressions events planned for September

August 13, 2018
Fresh Expressions is planning two events in September. Join us September 20th for a Dinner Church Encounter or September, 22 for our Fresh Expressions Gathering. Both events are open to both clergy and laity. For more information ...

Bishop and Dawn Announce Wedding Plans

August 10, 2018
Dawn and I have come to realize that our journey truly began with a prayer for her daughter Megan at the 2017 Kentucky Annual Conference.  God saw it coming even when I could not.  I cannot say it was fate that brought us ...

Little church, big ideas

August 03, 2018
HINDMAN, Kentucky – A small rural church can indeed make a big impact – not only on its neighbors, but on people in need halfway around the world. Just ask the people at Hindman UMC, in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. Members ...

Kentucky delegates to meet August 20

August 02, 2018
Please be in prayer for the Kentucky Annual Conference’s delegates to the 2019 called session of General Conference as they hold their first of three scheduled in-person meetings on Monday, Aug. 20, at the Conference Center in ...

United Methodist Bishops call for prayers of peace for Zimbabwe

August 02, 2018
The bishops of The United Methodist Church are calling for prayers of peace for Zimbabwe, which is witnessing violence in the aftermath of presidential and parliamentary elections.  Here is the statement from the Council of ...

Three people join KAC staff

August 01, 2018
Three people have recently joined the staff at the Kentucky Annual Conference office in Crestwood: Rev. David Garvin, director of Administrative Services/Conference treasurer; Mandy Stewart, accounting assistant; and Cindy Young, ...

Way Forward report released in all four official languages of General Conference

July 31, 2018
The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward has been released in all four official languages of the General Conference: English, French, Portuguese and Swahili.  The report will be presented to the 2019 Special Session of ...

Court docket details proposed plans for UMC

July 19, 2018
The United Methodist Judicial Council will consider 48 petitions related to three proposals for resolving the church’s differences over homosexuality when it meets Oct. 23-26 in Zurich, Switzerland. Included in the 231-page ...

General Conference delegation contact information

July 13, 2018
As the delegation prepares to do their work as we head towards the 2019 called session of General Conference, should you be interested in sharing your thoughts with any member(s) of the delegation their contact information is ...

UMC bishops praise God for the release of three missionaries from Philippines

July 13, 2018
The bishops of The United Methodist Church are praising God that all three of the young UMC missionaries detained by in the Republic of the Philippines have been allowed to leave that country and are now safely reunited with their...

UMC Bishops Seek Declaratory Decisions on Three Plans Submitted to General Conference

July 12, 2018
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is asking the Judicial Council for declaratory decisions on the constitutionality of the petitions submitted by the Commission on a Way Forward to the 2019 Special Session of ...

UMC Bishops amend call for 2019 Special Session of General Conference

July 09, 2018
The Council of Bishops (COB) has amended its call for the Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, in response to Judicial Council ...

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