The Decision: United Methodist or Global Methodist
A called Church Council meeting was held on Thursday, March 30, 2023. The purpose of the meeting was to receive the recommendation from the Discernment Team regarding the issue of disaffiliation. As always, the Council meeting was open to all church members. The Discernment Team recommended that we not enter the process to disaffiliate. Their recommendation can be found here.
The Church Council voted and agreed with the recommendation.
Our Discernment Committee offered a forum on Sunday, October 23rd. This forum allowed us to share where we’ve been as a denomination and where we are as a church. This was an opportunity for us to come together and discuss these topics and ask questions. Here, you can access the video and PDF documents "A," "B," & "C" that was presented at the meeting.
A second forum was held on Sunday, January 8th. Rev. Earl Bradshaw from Mt. Pleasant UMC was here to offer a presentation on the Global Methodist Church. This meeting was not recorded.
Our 3rd meeting was held on Sunday, February 19th at 3:00pm in the Sanctuary. Pastor David arranged to have our District Superintendent, Rev. Bev Coppley present the benefits of remaining a United Methodist Church.
On March 1st, Pastor David held a Town Hall Q&A meeting in the Sanctuary concerning Discernment, Disaffiliation and continuing United Methodist Church.