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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 ...

Bishop visits scouts, leaders at summer camp

July 03, 2018
I had the honor of taking Bishop Leonard Fairley to visit Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts at their summer camp near Bardstown, Kentucky, on Wednesday, June 20. Pastor Paul Frederick, the scout council’s religious emblems coordinator, ...

2018 Honduras Mission Trip

July 02, 2018
"¡Hola! ¿Cómo estás?"  This is how a lot of conversations began this past week.  The verbal language may not have progressed much past that point, but the gestures and facial expressions allowed us to continue communicating with ...

Commission offers video resources for UMC, delegates to 2019 Conference

June 30, 2018
The Commission on a Way Forward is offering several videos that document the experiences, hopes, dreams, concerns, approach, and learnings of the 32-member Commission, which recently completed its report that will be presented to ...

A call to revise our social principles

June 28, 2018
KAC members take part in UMC board’s updating project

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 ...

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