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DISAFFILITATION INFORMATION

There is a deep divide in the United Methodist Church around our beliefs about human sexuality. As a result, churches throughout the United States and worldwide are leaving the United Methodist Church through a process called disaffiliation. Although this divide feels like a broader, national, or global issue, it does affect our church's values and beliefs. Below you will find information regarding the disaffiliation debate. We ask that you read through the material, pray for guidance, and feel free to contact the church office with any questions or concerns.

United Methodists are breaking up in a slow-motion schism | AP News

https://apnews.com/article/religion-gay-rights

National Media Summaries
of UMC Problems

Religious News Service article summarizing the UMC problem

https://religionnews.com/2022/08/19/for-united-methodists-the-center-is-not-holding/

Fox News article talking about UMC split

https://www.foxnews.com/us/methodist-rebellion-dysfunction-lgbt-denomination

 

World News article about litigation over disaffiliation

https://wng.org/opinions/methodism-implodes-amid-litigation-1662032394

 

Christian Post article about lesbian Bishop that currently serves in UMC

https://www.christianpost.com/news/umc-lesbian-bishop-still-in-office-months-after-church-court-ruling-against-her.html

 

National Public Radio interview with lesbian UMC Bishop about UMC problems

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/01/699261922/lesbian-bishop-responds-to-lgbtq-ban-in-united-methodist-church

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Official United Methodist
Articles Embracing LGBTQ+

Tension over election of Lesbian Bishop Karen Phyllis Oliveto

https://www.umnews.org/en/news/married-lesbian-consecrated-united-methodist-bishop

 

UMC Bishops plan to protect LGBTQ+ clergy

https://www.umnews.org/en/news/5-bishops-pledge-lgbtq-safe-harbor

 

United Methodist News video about UMC certified ministry candidate Drag Queen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eslnjgy45E

 

Regional Leaders in our area officially support full inclusion of LGBTQ+

https://www.ncjumc.org/called-special-session-november-2021/

 

UMC clergy encouraging gay marriage

https://www.umnews.org/en/news/new-effort-starts-for-same-sex-weddings

 

UMC Iliff Seminary support and training for LGBTQ+ clergy

https://www.iliff.edu/stand/

 

UMC seminary professors support LGBTQ+

https://www.umnews.org/en/news/scholars-gather-to-champion-lgbtq-inclusion

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United Methodist Sources Encouraging Congregations to Stay UMC

East Ohio Bishop talks about disaffiliation

https://www.eocumc.com/disaffiliation/index.html

 

Official UMC program to encourage congregations to identify with UMC

https://www.eocumc.com/beumc/index.html

 

Ask The UMC series refuting disaffiliation misunderstandings

https://www.umc.org/en/content/ask-the-umc-series-is-the-umc-really

 

UMC pastor opinion article supporting staying in UMC

https://um-insight.net/perspectives/united-methodists-are-my-people/

 

UMCNext FaceBook Webpage with many articles about staying UMC

https://www.facebook.com/UMCNext/

Resources From Conservative or Traditional Sources Encouraging
leaving the UMC

Reasons to leave the UMC

https://goodnewsmag.org/reasons-for-affiliating-with-the-global-methodist-church/

 

Video series by The Confessing Movement about problems in the UMC

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0tdBSkYKNUka0KiJ28rSUM1H1hdc3MUs

 

The Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) article on the disaffiliation deadline

https://juicyecumenism.com/2022/08/05/exiting-united-methodism-now/

 

Statistics about theological differences in the UMC

https://juicyecumenism.com/2021/02/22/data-about-the-two-new-methodist-denominations/

 

Why are traditional churches leaving the UMC?

https://juicyecumenism.com/2022/06/02/traditional-umc/

 

The challenges of a new denomination

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/methodists-path/

Resources About the
Global Methodist Church

Chart comparing conservative Wesleyan denominations

https://storage.snappages.site/3RPHX5/assets/files/Denominational-Comparison-Chart.pdf

 

Global Methodist Church website

https://globalmethodist.org/

 

Global Methodist Church Book of Discipline

https://globalmethodist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Transitional-Discipline.2022041257.pdf

 

Wesleyan Covenant Association

https://wesleyancovenant.org/

 

Good News Magazine of the Confessing Movement

https://goodnewsmag.org/