Country Church Fed Up With UMC, Tries to Leave

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Jerome, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Jerome

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    http://thesouthern.com/church-dispu...age_a77cf2f8-821e-5fb6-9cf2-a0c41bf8f60f.html

    They've so far rebuffed the denomination's attempt to appoint a replacement for their beloved pastor:

     
  2. padredurand

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    I spent 13 years with the UMC. The church government is much different than most Baptists would be accustom to. The local church building is not owned by the congregation. All real property acquired by the local church belongs to the Annual Conference and is deeded as such. There are a few churches existing before the 1968 merger with the EUB that did not deed their property to the annual conference. They are the exception and not the rule.

    Congregations are free to do anything they want. They just can't stay in the building. It is not theirs even if they raised the money and built it themselves.

     
  3. Thousand Hills

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    Good for them, I hope the congregation succeeds in what they want to accomplish and sends a signal to the UMC.
     

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