Rock Hall UMC and Wesley Chapel UMC have entered into a process for discernment as to whether to continue as congregations of the United Methodist Church.
This didn't come as an easy decision, and in order to be well informed before a final vote on moving forward with disaffiliating from the UMC occurs, our members are participating in a process of learning, discovery, and prayer.
Where we are and How we got here.
Over 4 weeks in December and January, we will be holding conversations to discuss perspectives from the book Living Faithfully. Everyone is welcome to come and listen and participate.
Each week we will record attendance as required by our bishop as this is a necessary step in our discernment process.
Stay or Go: Real Talk for United Methodists Exploring Their Future
A roundtable discussion with leaders from the Wesleyan Covenant Association and UMNext discussing what the church, both a changing UMC and a new Methodist denomination, might look like following disaffiliation in 2023 and beyond.
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Differences Dividing the United Methodist Church
The following video series was prepared by Rev. Rob Renfroe of Good News Magazine. Since 1967, Good News has been the classical evangelical witness and ministry for renewal and reform within The United Methodist Church. Their stated mission is to lead all people within The United Methodist Church to the faithful and vibrant practice of orthodox Wesleyan Christianity.
#ProudtobeUMC: A Response to Rob Renfroe
Rev Adam Hamilton is a pastor and author of several books. He leads one of the largest Methodist churches in the US.
He made a series of videos in response to those of Rev Rob Renfroe. Rev Hamilton is leading his church to remain in the UMC as he has been leading the church to be more open to cultural changes over the years.
UM Fallout: A Compendium
A catalog of blog and news articles related to the current issues in teh UMC cataloged by Rev Chris Ritter.
Rev Ritter is the author of "Seven Things John Wesley Expected Us to Do for Kids" (Abingdon Press, 2016). He is the Directing Pastor of Geneseo First United Methodist Church which has been honored both by the Illinois Great Rivers Conference and Discipleship Ministries for its high number of new professions of faith. Rev Ritter is an ordained elder who served as a delegate to the 2016 & 2019 General Conferences of the UMC, he is active in church vitality efforts and sits on the Global Council of the Wesleyan Covenant Association.