Why I’m Not Leaving the UMC

Why I’m Not Leaving the UMC

A perspective from the Rev. Steve West of First United Methodist Church Arab, Alabama. A few weeks ago, hundreds of North Alabama Methodists that consider themselves traditional, orthodox, and conservative met at Clearbranch UMC to talk about splitting from the...
A Wide Embrace

A Wide Embrace

A perspective from Dr. Paul W. Chilcote, Retired United Methodist Theologian & Historian. My study of the life and work of John and Charles Wesley cultivated a deep love of the Anglican tradition in me. One particular collect that comes from the Book of...
“We are walking together at a different pace.”

“We are walking together at a different pace.”

A perspective from Pastor Sungho Lee (Concord UMC, Cal.-Nev. AC) Last year, we had a “holy conferencing” session at our annual conference. Annual conference delegates were mixed in small groups. No one person was from the same church in a group. Clergy and lay were...
A Special Word from Bishop David Graves

A Special Word from Bishop David Graves

Friends, Last week the United Methodist Church was in the national media headlines regarding a potential split in the denomination. A press release about a proposed agreement for separation sparked this media attention. Many of the secular headlines caused...
Methodist Slime, Scum, Sloths and Slugs

Methodist Slime, Scum, Sloths and Slugs

by James C. Howell I’m one who has urged us United Methodists to be generous listeners, and full of love and respect even when we disagree strongly on homosexuality or other issues. I’m one who is mortified when politicians are ugly toward one another, with vicious...
Faithful Minnesota United Methodists Speak Out

Faithful Minnesota United Methodists Speak Out

by Rev. Carol Zaagsma Soon after the Special Session of General Conference 2019, a group of clergy and laity gathered with the common belief that the Traditional Plan does great harm to the witness of The United Methodist Church. Minnesota Methodists was created as a...

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.

* Uniting Methodists is a not-for-profit movement made up of members of The United Methodist Church and is not associated in any way with Room for All, Inc., an LGBTQ advocacy organization in the Reformed Church in America.

Contact Us

If you have comments, questions, or other feedback, we would love to hear from you! Please email us at .