Heather Hahn

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Brown, Ough win elections to lead bishops

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (UMNS) — Bishop Warner H. Brown Jr., who leads the California-Nevada Annual (regional) Conference, will be the next president of the Council of Bishops.In addition to Brown, the council’s active bishops on Nov. 13 by at least a two-thirds vote, elected Dakotas-Minnesota Area Bishop Bruce R. Ough as the president-designate and Louisiana Area Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey as secretary.

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Call for end to church trials over same-sex weddings gets varied reaction

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (UMNS) — A United Methodist polity expert’s call to halt church trials related to the denomination’s stance on homosexuality is sparking conversation both in the blogosphere and within the Council of Bishops.

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Awards honor United Methodist communicators

The United Methodist Association of Communicators named the Rev. Arthur McClanahan as “Communicator of the Year” and inducted the Rev. Boyce A. Bowdon into its Hall of Fame.

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Upper N.Y. pastor expects to face church trial

The Rev. Stephen Heiss announced that expects to face a church trial on charges that he has violated the denomination’s ban on clergy officiating at same-sex unions. He is at least the fifth clergy member this year facing church legal action related to the church’s homosexuality stance.

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2016 General Conference to see drop in delegates

The Commission on the 2016 General Conference voted to set the target number of delegates at 850 — the first significant drop in delegates since 1968.

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