United Methodists

“We are preparing for the launch of a new Methodist church in the aftermath of General Conference 2020.”

"Wesleyan Covenant Association leaders say a breakup of The United Methodist Church is necessary and inevitable, and they want to be ready....'We see the Wesleyan Covenant Association as a bridge to this new church,” said the Rev. Keith Boyette, WCA president." - Church Leaders

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United Methodist Church Western Jurisdiction Will Not Comply With Traditional Plan

"At a Council of Bishops meeting on November 6, the five active Western Jurisdiction bishops announced a Safe Harbor Declaration for LGBTQ clergy. Saying they’re 'haunted by the actions of the 2019 Special General Conference....We do not believe The United Methodist Church has the authority or the power to impose limits on the movement of God’s Holy Spirit in the lives of God’s beloved LGBTQ+ children.” - Church Leaders

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Conservative United Methodist group endorses 'amicable separation' over LGBT debate

"The Wesleyan Covenant Association released a statement last Thursday expressing their leadership’s support for the Indianapolis Plan for Amicable Separation, a proposal that will be considered at the UMC General Conference next year." - Christian Post

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Advocacy group proposal for United Methodist Church General Conference: split UMC into four new denominations

"UM-Forward submitted their proposal called the New Expressions Worldwide Plan.... introduced as a way to resolve the years-long divisive debate within the UMC over the mainline Protestant denomination’s stance on LGBT issues." - Christian Post

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United Methodists float plans to split denomination after LGBTQ vote

"The UMC’s General Conference 2020, to be held in May in Minneapolis, will consider the structure of what church leaders hope can be an amicable, and orderly, breakup of a worldwide church that is the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States." - RNS

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Hundreds of congregations joining conservative United Methodist association

“Through the [Wesleyan Covenant Association], they are connected to other like-minded congregations for community and encouragement,” he explained. “They receive analysis of the issues facing the UM Church and advocacy through the WCA on those issues.” - Christian Post

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UMC finds improper voting at General Conference on LGBT issues; may affect result of disaffiliation measure

"In February... the delegates voted to uphold the denomination’s stance labeling homosexuality “'ncompatible with Christian teaching' .... Another measure passed at the special session was Petition 90066, which allowed for a more gracious dismissal for congregations opposed to the UMC’s official position." - Christian Post

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Liberal UMC regional body rejects cutting funds to overseas conservative churches; calls it 'white privilege'

“In fact, this withholding is primarily expressed in Caucasian congregations whose perception is that their entitlement to control others with money is an expression of white privilege,” the California-Nevada Annual Conference said. - Christian Post

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