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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 ...

New church start, The Source, reaches out to ‘de-churched’

November 02, 2017
After Bishop Leonard Fairley and Rev. Eric Bryant, the Kentucky Annual Conference’s director of New Church Development, attended a service at The Source in Lexington on Oct. 1, they stopped for lunch at a nearby restaurant. It ...

Ministry Ideas with and for Older Adults

November 01, 2017
Our churches are graying!  As a result of better health care, nutrition, job safety, physical fitness, and medical technology, more people are living longer than ever before. As a result, many of our congregations are enjoying the...

Commission on a Way Forward working on interim report to bishops

October 31, 2017
The Commission on a Way Forward, which is working to find unity for The United Methodist Church regarding human sexuality, began its sixth meeting on October 30, 2017, with a devotion that challenged the members to be as one in ...

Conference Pastors Gather to Hear About How to Live Extraordinarily

October 18, 2017
 – and better serve their congregants   By Alan Wild   Clergy spouse Sue Brunk was teasingly blunt about why she wanted to attend the HC3 Extraordinary Living Academy this week in Crestwood. “He doesn’t know anything about ...

Regional Meeting Video Available

October 13, 2017
A video of Bishop Leonard Fairley’s recent regional meeting in Elizabethtown is available. The series of five meetings held in different locations around Kentucky in late September and early October was called Ordinary People, ...

United Methodist bishops call for a ‘Clean Dream Act’

October 05, 2017
United Methodist bishops are urging the United States Congress to pass a Clean Dream Act that would allow undocumented young people the opportunity to work, receive an education and serve in the U.S. military. In statement ...

A church for children

October 01, 2017
The new Grace Kids is making a difference in one of Louisville’s most desperate neighborhoods

Commission starts to sketch options for the way forward

September 21, 2017
The Commission on a Way Forward has started sketching models to share with the Council of Bishops as options for finding a way forward for The United Methodist Church (UMC) regarding human sexuality.   During the meeting in ...

Advent outreach resources available for local churches

September 19, 2017
New resources that support local church Advent outreach efforts are now available. The resources carry the theme, “Unwrap the true meaning of Christmas,” and complement The United Methodist Church’s national Advent advertising ...

Nine KAC districts now have their own websites

September 18, 2017
Each of the nine districts in the Kentucky Annual Conference now has its own website in an effort to make it easier for users to find relevant news and information. “We felt each district needed their own identity,” Cathy Bruce, ...

Commission on a Way Forward prepares for critical meeting in Berlin

September 12, 2017
As the Commission on a Way Forward prepares for its next meeting, the moderators are asking all United Methodists to continue to pray for the Commission members as they work to discern options for a way forward for The United ...

Scam Alert

September 06, 2017
Please be aware that there is an email circulating that appears to be from Bishop Fairley. The email uses his header and asks for money for a church member. This email is a scam. The only time the conference or Bishop Fairley ...

Council of Bishops Appeals for Prayers and Disaster Relief Support

September 01, 2017
Council of Bishops President Bishop Bruce R. Ough is urging all United Methodists to pray and offer support to the victims of the flooding in the Gulf Coast and the mudslides in Sierra Leone. In his letter issued today, Bishop ...

Bishop Fairley Reflects On His First Year in Kentucky

August 31, 2017
Bishop Leonard Fairley began serving as the Episcopal leader of the Kentucky Conference on Sept. 1, 2016. Recently he sat down for a question-and-answer session with Alan Wild, of the conference office, to talk about his first ...

How to Help Disaster Relief Efforts

August 31, 2017
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams in Louisiana and Texas to provide relief to the many people whose lives have been impacted by ...

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Response

August 28, 2017
As we watch the disaster of Hurricane Harvey unfold in south Texas, we can start our efforts to be part of the relief and recovery efforts. This disaster is still in the emergency phase with people being rescued and sheltered as ...

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Teams

August 28, 2017
Bishop Fairley will be speaking at five regional meetings on building leadership through team work and how to create better and more effective teams.  This is a great opportunity for your church ministry teams to attend. Choose ...

Rachel's Fun For Everyone Playground

August 22, 2017
Thanks to Rachel Ritchie's amazing dedication and the support of the community and her church, Vine Grove UMC, Rachel's vision of a playground that can be used by children with all levels of abilities has come to fruition. Five ...

UMC Bishops: Stand up against racism and white supremacy

August 22, 2017
Council of Bishops President Bishop Bruce R. Ough has challenged United Methodists and all peoples of faith to be bold in the witness against racism and white supremacy, which he described as repugnant and against the Christian ...

Bishop Fairley, Kentucky Conference Aim to Make Response to Disasters More Intentional, Effective

August 16, 2017
It’s no secret that Bishop Leonard Fairley is passionate about the church’s response to natural disasters. And Jim Morse is more than happy to sing from the bishop’s hymn book. Morse, the Kentucky Conference’s disaster response ...

Churches Seek Ways to Share God’s Glory During Eclipse

August 15, 2017
The moon will be blocking the sun for a few brief minutes Aug. 21, but that’s when the spotlight will shine brightly on the Pennyrile District, particularly Hopkinsville – ground zero for the total solar eclipse. UMC churches in ...

Church Beyond_August 12, 2017

August 14, 2017
Photos from Church Beyond, a workshop for anyone who wants to make a difference in the church and beyond!

When Words Are Not Enough

August 13, 2017
My soul grows weary with the need to write yet another word when words are never enough. Like many of you these are times when I feel helpless. The only thing that my soul appears to be able to say in the midst of its weeping is, ...

2017 Extended Cabinet Retreat

August 03, 2017
Last week Bishop Fairley and extended cabinet ventured off to Buckhorn Lake State Park to work, pray, vision and plan.  In that beautiful place, without mobile phone or data services and very dodgy internet service, we were able ...

Serbia Mission Trip Prayer Calendar

July 28, 2017
Friday, July 28th eight members of the Kentucky Annual Conference embarked on a mission trip to Belgrade, Serbia. While there, the team will worship with the Serbian church, will  lead a summer camp and also do training around ...

Commission on a Way Forward Issues Status Report

July 27, 2017
The Commission on a Way Forward has released a status report to the Council of Bishops and the entire United Methodist Church (UMC), updating the church and the leaders on the faithful work of the Commission after four meetings. ...

Worship and Music Director Sought for 2020 General Conference

July 25, 2017
The Commission on the General Conference is seeking a worship and music director responsible for the overall worship and music program management of The United Methodist Church’s 2020 General Conference. The denomination’s top ...

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