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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
Philippians 4:6 says, "Be not anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." span style="font-size:14.0pt; line-height:150%;font-family:"Cambria","serif"...

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 ...

Pre-Conference Events Held Sunday Evening

June 08, 2014
Sunday, June 8, began with conference staff and volunteers unloading the truck and setting up the plenary/worship area, the display area and an on-site office. Three pre-conference events, the Archives and History seminar, the ...

Watch Annual Conference 2014 Live Online

June 03, 2014
If you are unable to attend the 2014 Kentucky Annual Conference you may watch sessions in their entirety via live stream at www.kyumc.org/livestream2014. The live stream will be available throughout the duration of Annual ...

Impact Shelby 2014

May 30, 2014
God heard some Methodists in Shelby County, KY had planned an encore of their 2013 IMPACT SHELBY for April 19, 2014. Thinking this was a wonderful idea, He used His unparalleled creative ability to provide the most wonderful day ...

The Nomads visit Camp Loucon

May 23, 2014
I cannot remember three weeks ever passing so quickly. It is bittersweet. Three short weeks ago three nomad couples passed through the gates of Loucon, hooked up their RVs, and began working on a cabin that will serve our campers ...

Elizabethtown Clusters Bearing Fruit

May 21, 2014
The conference office welcomed the Breckinridge County cluster from the Elizabethtown District on Monday, May 19. Cluster members toured the offices and Bishop Davis dropped in to greet them.   The Elizabethtown District has ...

Three Kentucky Recipients of the Young Clergy Initiative Grants

May 07, 2014
The Kentucky Conference, Camp Loucon, and Linsey Wilson College were recipients of  three of the twenty-nine grants that were awarded. Twenty-nine Young Clergy Initiative grants totaling $1.36 million awarded By Vicki Brown ...

Bishop Warner Brown Named President of Council of Bishops

May 05, 2014
San Francisco area Bishop Warner Brown has begun his term as president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops.  Bishop Rosemarie Wenner of the Germany Episcopal Area has served as president of the Council since April 2014. Her...

Update on Tornadoes and UMCOR Response

May 05, 2014
"After a series of deadly tornadoes tore through seven Southern and Midwest states on Tuesday, April 29, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) remains in contact with affected United Methodist annual (regional) ...

Bishop Davis Welcomes Cuban Bishop

April 30, 2014
Bishop Lindsey Davis welcomed Bishop Ricardo Pereira Diaz to the United Methodist Center today. Bishop Pereira is the Bishop of Cuba where he presides over a rapidly growing church. The Methodist Church of Cuba has 96 ...

First Webinar a Success

April 28, 2014
 On Friday, April 25, the Connectional Cafe hosted its first webinar. This web based information session featured Jim Ritchie, author of Created by God. Ritchie gave an overview of the Created by God curriculum, gave advice for ...

Make It Happen

April 28, 2014
  Make It Happen! That is the message of the United Methodist Women Assembly held in Louisville, KY on April 25-27, 2014. Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the Assembly to "Wake Up the World." ...

Tornados Hit Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma

April 28, 2014
I know that United Methodists all over Kentucky will join me and Jennifer in prayer for our sisters and brothers in the storm ravaged areas of Arkansas and adjoining states.  Below is the latest news I have from my colleague ...

Innovative Ministry Grant Applications Being Accepted

April 24, 2014
Spark12 provides funding, coaching, and other support for young adult leaders and those working with young adults who have innovative ideas they believe will change the world. The deadline for applications for grants has been ...

UMW Assembly Comes to Town this Week

April 23, 2014
The UMW Assembly begins Friday, April 25, at 9 a.m. (EDT) with their Kick-Off event. After the Kick-Off, join the UMW as they host the first of three town hall meetings. You can join either via live streaming or in person as day ...

Wesley Foundations Serve Others During Spring Break

April 14, 2014
What does springtime mean to you? Plants budding?   Spring rains? Birds chirping? Easter or Resurrection Sunday? Springtime means all those things and more! To the Wesley Foundations found throughout our Kentucky Colleges, ...

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