You're likely aware of conversations happening across the United Methodist Church regarding its future, position on human sexuality, theology and doctrine, and a process some churches are undertaking called disaffiliation. The situation impacts the UMC and our congregation. We have collected some resources to help you explore the issues and become better informed. If you have questions, please ask the Church Council and or pastoral staff. Blessings to you.
Last night the Church Council of FUMC Sulphur Springs voted to enter a formal discernment process in accordance with the North Texas Conference Disaffiliation process. Christ’s presence and peace were manifestly present.
Discernment does not equate to Disaffiliation, nor does it mandate a vote for Disaffiliation. Discernment allows our congregation to listen for God’s leading. It allows us to listen to one another.
We are in conversation with the the North Texas Conference and will share details about the process as soon as possible.
Please be in prayer for FUMC. God is faithful and will lead us through.
John Prickette, Chair of the Church Council
(20 minute conversations about issues facing United Methodists)
Source: Jeff Smith, Pastor of Wellspring UMC, Georgetown, TX
(prepared by the Northwest Texas Conference of the UMC)
(not specifically for GMC but lays out the differences in the Traditional and Progressive Methodists movements)
Source: Wesleyan Covenant Association
Source: Rev. Rob Renfroe of Good News Magazine explains the current divisions within the United Methodist Church and discusses how Traditionalist Methodists should navigate future decisions.
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