2020 State of the Church Report
Uplifting the poor in spirit
In 2020, The United Methodist Church confronted new challenges including a global pandemic, renewed calls to end racism, delays to general conference and the possibility of the Church splitting into separate denominations. During this time of anxiety, United Methodists everywhere continued to find hope in the promises of God.
Podcast: Bishops united against racism
In this podcast recorded on June 5, 2020, Bishop LaTrelle Easterling of the Baltimore-Washington Conference and BishopRobert Farr of MIssouri discuss racism, the killing of George Floyd and the protests happening across the US. They express their anger, how they are treated differently because of race and gender, and some steps United Methodists can take to be part of dismantling racism.More