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Uniting Methodists is a movement of Christ-centered, hope-filled United Methodists, uniting in Christ to make disciples for the transformation of the world. We challenge in love that which divides, and we offer to all people God’s saving grace that transforms the world.

Our movement bears witness to the holistic way of Jesus, offers a voice that clarifies and unifies our church, urges holiness as the rule for our relationships, calls for cooperation with Christ-like love and honest, humble conversation, and desire spiritual and structural unity in the church.

Latest Articles in Support of the One Church Plan:

Why Scripture Compels Me to Favor the One Church Plan

by Rev. Dr. James C. Howell As we come to this lovely season when we dig into the Scriptures, which Martin Luther called “the swaddling clothes in which Christ is laid,” I want to share why my commitments and devotion to the Bible compel me to be a Uniting Methodist...

Making Space for Love, Joy, Peace…

Dear Friends, Psalm 132 captures David’s desire to build “a place for the Lord, a dwelling place for the Mighty One.” (Psalm 132:4-5) One of the challenges in our media-saturated, 24-hour-cable-connected, Facebook-Twitter-addicted culture is to create space for God...

One Church Plan ‘could unite diverse denomination’

The Rev. Tom Berlin, lead pastor of Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia, was a member of the Commission on a Way Forward and submitted the One Church Plan legislation to General Conference. Berlin spoke with UM News as part of "Seeing a Way Forward," a...

Carter: “One Church Plan creates a home for everyone”

Bishop Kenneth H. Carter Jr., episcopal leader of the Florida Conference and president of the Council of Bishops, also served as a moderator for the Commission on a Way Forward. He shares some concerns he’s heard and talks about the effect the three plans might have...

The United Methodist Church is no stranger to change and the work of “moving on to perfection” as evidenced by this telegraph, preserved by the General Commission on Archives and History. The telegram is from Robert F. Kennedy and found by processing the papers of Bishop Reuben Mueller (EUB lead Bishop and one of the presiding officers at the merger gathering in Dallas, TX, April 1968).

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Uniting Methodists Videos & Stories

Why Olu Brown Supports the One Church Plan

Inclusion is one of the tenets on which Impact Church was founded and is one of the reasons it has grown so rapidly. In this video, watch and listen to Olu Brown, Founder and Lead Pastor, share his perspective on why the One Church Plan is the right choice for continuing the Connection around the world and for carrying out the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ.

Posted by Uniting Methodists on Monday, December 17, 2018
The Deepening of My Theology

We encourage you to watch and listen to this heart-felt message from Rev. Dr. Brian Law, Lead Pastor of Christ UMC in Kettering, Ohio. He shares how his personal theology has been deepened by the diversity of his community of faith.

Posted by Uniting Methodists on Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Room for All

We believe there is room for all in The United Methodist Church.

Posted by Uniting Methodists on Thursday, November 8, 2018
Alexis Johnson on Making Room for All

Listen to this important message from Alexis Johnson about why she is passionate about making room for all. Alexis is the Lead Pastor at Broadway UMC in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Posted by Uniting Methodists on Friday, October 19, 2018
Interpreting the Scriptures (Part 1)

View Rev. Adam Hamilton's recent address from a session at Church of the Resurrection’s Leadership Institute. In this first of a three-part series on "Interpreting the Scriptures," Adam considers Paul’s understanding of biblical authority and how to interpret and apply Scripture.

Posted by Uniting Methodists on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Uniting Methodists is a movement rather than an organization. As a movement we are striving for greater inclusion and genuine representation in pursuit of shared goals. The statements found on this website represent our current consensus about important questions before the church. We invite suggestions, critique, and engaging conversations from persons across the UMC. The Uniting Methodists Leadership Team views this work as iterative and certain to be added to and enhanced over time.

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