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Thailand Methodist Mission Building Fund Update

November 25, 2014
We are now back in the States for a 10 weeks to raise funds for an urgent need at Blessing Home.  Blessing Home needs to buy the row-building adjacent to us that is up for sale.  It is urgent for two reasons. 1.  We need to buy ...

What Can United Methodist Christians Do?

November 19, 2014
The letter below is from Bishop Robert Schnase to his churches in Missouri. Bishop Davis wanted to share this letter with you as he invites the people of the Kentucky Conference to be in prayer with our brothers and sisters in ...

Taking a Leap of Faith

November 18, 2014
This essay was first published August 2014 as part of "This I Believe."  This I Believe, Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit organization that engages youth and adults from all walks of life in writing, sharing, and discussing ...

Church Mourns Ebola Death of Sierra Leone Surgeon

November 17, 2014
The Sierra Leone United Methodist Conference is in shock over the death of Dr. Martin Salia from Ebola. Salia, who was the chief medical officer and only surgeon at United Methodist Kissy Hospital, died after he was airlifted to ...

Kassig Family Remembers Son's Desire to Help

November 17, 2014
The United Methodist parents of the latest hostage executed by the Islamic State group are remembering his dedication to assisting those who have suffered during Syria’s civil war. Abdul-Rahman Peter Kassig was executed by the ...

Giving Tuesday

November 14, 2014
People get up to get great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but plan to set your clocks on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 for #GivingTuesday!  #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to give through the General Board of Global ...

The Wesleyan Way

November 13, 2014
President Bart Darrell ’84 returned to his alma mater as vice president of external affairs in October 2013 after practicing law in Bowling Green for 25 years. He succeeded Dr. Craig Turner as president Sept. 16, 2014. In this ...

2014 Journal Available for Order

November 07, 2014
The 2014 Kentucky Annual Conference Journal is now available. The complete Conference Journal will be posted online, click here to view the journal online. Chapters containing personal contact information are protected by a ...

Council of Bishops Announces Constitutional Amendments Voting Results

November 05, 2014
The Council of Bishops announced that all four amendments to The United Methodist Church’s constitution approved by the 2012 General Conference received the required majority of votes to be ratified by annual conferences.   A ...

Kentucky Wesleyan College Announces New Scholarships

November 03, 2014
Kentucky Wesleyan College President Barton D. Darrell announces the availability of two new scholarships, the Kavanaugh Scholarship for United Methodist students and the Campus Ministries Leadership Scholarship, for students of ...

Wesley Foundation Touching Lives

October 29, 2014
Over the past four weeks, the Louisville Wesley Foundation (a.k.a. The Gathering) has experienced a powerful movement of God in the hearts and lives of our students. More than ever, they are reaching out to other students at U of ...

UMAC Awards Presented

October 28, 2014
The Kentucky Annual Conference won 5 awards for excellence in communications from the United Methodist Association of Communicators—including 2 first place wins and an Award of excellence in Visual Design. The United Methodist ...

Everett Appointed to KY Commission on Human Rights

October 27, 2014
Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Rev. Anthony Everett to the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights to serve for a term ending Sept. 12, 2015. Anthony is the pastor of Wesley UMC in the Lexington district. He will represents the ...

We Love the Philippines... and the Typhoon!

October 21, 2014
Nearly 400 United Methodist youth, young adults and adult leaders from 34 countries gathered in the Philippines in July for the Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly. One of the young adults chosen to ...

The United Methodist Church in the Philippines

October 15, 2014
Nearly 400 United Methodist youth, young adults and adult leaders from 34 countries gathered in the Philippines in July for the Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly. One of the young adults chosen to ...

Music or Dance Ensembles Sought for General Conference

October 13, 2014
United Methodist choirs and worship ensemble groups from around the world may now audition online for an invitation to perform at the 2016 General Conference, The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly which meets in ...

UM Connectional Table to Host Webcast Addressing Human Sexuality and Church Unity

October 10, 2014
United Methodists will have an opportunity to ask questions and offer comments regarding human sexuality and the church during a Nov. 1 webcast. The webcast will be livestreamed from 9 to 11 a.m. Eastern time. It is the second of...

Helping our Extension Ministries

October 07, 2014
Following Annual Conference, it was apparent that the need for local churches to support extension ministries was greater than ever.   While local churches will receive a 2% reduction in “Our Mission Covenant” commitment, funding ...

UMW and UM M Host Human Trafficking Symposium

September 19, 2014
On Saturday, August 23, 2014, the United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men of Frankfort District joined together to present a symposium entitled “Understanding Human Trafficking: From Awareness to Action”. It was held at ...

Blessing of the Animals

September 17, 2014
Sunday, October 5th will mark Southern Hills UMC’s (Lexington) third annual Blessing of the Animals service. The gathering, led by Rev. Jill Ruhl, offers a worship opportunity celebrating God’s good creation and allows church ...

5th Sunday Service

September 12, 2014
For the churches in the Kentucky Annual Conference, 5th Sunday is synonymous with our 5th Sunday Children’s Home offerings. During these four Sundays congregations have the opportunity to financially invest in the lives of ...

Belize It

September 10, 2014
In February of 2014, fourteen people from the Kentucky Annual Conference representing seven churches went to continue the work on phase 2 of the Belmopan High School.  The trip was such a success that in 2015 we are returning to ...

Barton Darrell is Named President of Kentucky Wesleyan College

September 04, 2014
Kentucky Wesleyan College Board of Trustees Chairperson Tom Grieb announces the appointment of Barton D. Darrell as the thirty-fourth president of Kentucky Wesleyan College. Darrell has served as vice president of external ...

GBGM Missionary Visits Kentucky

September 03, 2014
Rev. Jean Claude Masuka Maleka a GBGM missionary serving in Cote d'Ivoire stopped by the offices of the KY Annual Conference to fellowship with the staff and share about his ministry. Jean Claude is an evangelist and church ...

Morrissey Thailand Update

September 02, 2014
We have had many, many emails from people interested in coming on a mission trip to Thailand in 2015.  So now we have the dates for the Kentucky VIM team to Thailand. The Kentucky VIM team for Thailand will be July 8-21, 2015.  ...

Heroes, Saints & Legends to Honor Two Long-Time Conference Members

August 28, 2014
On Tuesday, October 7, Wesley Village will host their 17th Annual Heroes, Saints and Legends Awards Banquet. Two couples will be honored at the 2014 banquet, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Melvin and Jean Bowdan and Drs. J.B. and Bette Crouse. ...

2014 Impact KY

August 24, 2014
United Methodists in the Covington and Elizabethtown Districts did volunteer work in a day of Impact on Saturday, August 24, 2014. Some of the service included prayer walks, painting, landscaping and collecting shoes for ...

Outstanding Volunteer of the Year: Bertha Daniels

August 22, 2014
Bertha Daniels, the Older Adult Ministries Coordinator for the Prestonsburg District, and a member of the Conference Older Adults Team, has been selected to receive the award for the 2014 SE4A Outstanding Volunteer. The SE4A ...

General Council on Finance and Administration Web Presence Moves

August 20, 2014
The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) is committed to providing useful resources and information to local churches, annual conferences and agencies of the Church. To improve the easy accessibility to our ...

2014 Impact Kentucky-Louisville

August 16, 2014
 The Louisville District of United Methodist Churches celebrated Impact Louisville, a day of service on August 16, 2014. Mayor Greg Fischer welcomed volunteers at the opening kickoff gathering. Over 400 United Methodists served ...

The Gathering Readying for Fall Semester

August 12, 2014
The Wesley Foundation at the University of Louisville (aka the Gathering) is gearing up for an exciting start to the fall semester. More than 160 incoming freshman have been greeted by our pastor, board members and student ...

Upton UMC Reaching Out to Youth

August 12, 2014
Upton UMC Reaching Out to YouthUpton UMC has been experiencing a surge in attendance and professions of faith under the leadership of the Reverend Becci Loy.   The church’s revitalization has been driven by their intentional ...

United Methodist Mission Leaders Express Solidarity with those Suffering in Iraq

August 08, 2014
Dear Friends, We invite United Methodists to be in deep prayer for Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq as they are driven from their homes, some herded into isolated encampments where they face death by ...

Applicants Sought for Social Principles Consultations

August 04, 2014
The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) is accepting applications for persons to participate in consultations to consider a process to make the United Methodist Social Principles more succinct, theologically founded and ...

Out of the Ashes, VBS Carries On

August 04, 2014
Buildings are really nice, but ministry can happen anywhere. That sentiment was demonstrated by the folks at Davidson Memorial in the Elizabethtown District. Fire gutted the education building and fellowship hall building of ...

Kentucky Wesleyan College President Announces Retirement

August 01, 2014
Dr. Craig Turner, president of Kentucky Wesleyan College, today announced his plans to retire effective Sept. 15. He became president on June 1, 2011, following presidencies at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., and ...

Forty-nine Participate in 2014 Licensing School

July 30, 2014
Local pastors as well as ministry candidates from around the Kentucky Annual Conference gathered the week of June 1st through the 7th at Lindsey Wilson College for the 2014 Licensing School. The school is a 6 1/2 day event where ...

2016 General Conference Logo Unveiled

July 29, 2014
The Commission on the General Conference has chosen a logo for the 2016 General Conference.    United Methodist Communications developed the logo to complement the theme of the 2016 General Conference, "Therefore go," which the ...

Church in the Park

July 28, 2014
On Sunday, August 17, the five Louisville area African American churches will join together for Church in the Park. The five churches: Amazing Grace, Breath of Life, Coke Memorial, Genesis and Sycamore Chapel will come together to...

First Ever Loucon Day Camp a Success

July 22, 2014
For decades, second graders through graduating seniors have spent a week of their summers learning, playing, worshiping, and growing at Camp Loucon. Most would say that these weeks have been some of the best of their lives. At ...

KY Conference Youth Mission Trip Wrap-up

July 17, 2014
The 2014 mission trip to Honduras was an exciting time for the six youth and the five "older" youth who journeyed there.  We were warmly greeted with a sign outlined in corn seed and black beans. We had anticipated having 30 ...

United Methodist Youth Attending Global Gathering Safe During Typhoon in Philippines

July 16, 2014
Youth and young adults from across the United Methodist connection, as of 7:45 a.m. local time, were safely sheltering in place in Tagaytay, Philippines, during Typhoon Rammasun, locally known as Glenda.   Delegates and observers ...

Local Young Adult Heads to Philippines for Global Convocation

July 14, 2014
Nearly 400 United Methodist youth, young adults and adult leaders from 34 countries will begin gathering on July 15 at the Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly in the Philippines to worship and pray together ...

Annual Conference 2014 Report

June 30, 2014
Fellowship, worship, teaching moments and celebration were the hallmarks of the 2014 Kentucky Annual Conference session, held June 9–11 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Kentucky. Bishop Lindsey Davis ...

First Patients in the Wesley Medical Center in Venezuela

June 30, 2014
  Dr. Warren Lathem shared photos taken of the first patients to visit the Wesley Medical Center.  He says "Thanks!" to all the members of The Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church, adding "You made this a reality." ...

Be Not Anxious

June 25, 2014
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Kentucky Wesleyan Fall 2014 Enrollment Increase, Honors Trustee Involved in Recruitment Efforts

June 24, 2014
Kentucky Wesleyan College President Craig Turner announced today that the Admissions and Financial Aid Center will be named the Luellen Pyles Enrollment Center in honor of the 1944 graduate and long-time trustee. “No one has done ...

2014 AC Wednesday Wrap Up

June 11, 2014
 Effective Worship and Preaching Rev. Adam Hamilton taught his second session this morning and discussed ways to improve worship, technology and possibilities for the future. His sessions have been very well received by both the ...

AC 2014 Tuesday Recap

June 10, 2014
 Worshipful Work The morning session began with Bishop Davis issuing the call to order, and the presentation of the Denman Evangelism Awards to Greg Gallaher, clergy, and Asa Swan, laity. Paul Brunstetter gave a presentation on ...

AC 2014 Monday Recap

June 09, 2014
 MONDAY   Clergy and lay members to conference met in separate sessions this morning in preparation for the work of Annual Conference. In the clergy session, the candidates for ordination, recognition and commissioning at Annual ...

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