Discernment Team Resources

    January 18, 2023
    Here you will find resources that the Fairhope UMC Discernment Team have found useful:
    (This list will be added to as more resources become available)

    FROM THE UMC CONFERENCE...
    Alabama-west florida conference website:

    AL- WEST FL Conference

    A Word from Bishop Graves:

    January 3, 2023

    January 10, 2023

    Press release from Council of Bishops:

    Council of Bishops Press Release

    umc news:

    umc news link


    Ask the UMC Series:

    As members of The United Methodist Church debate the church's stance on human sexuality, some congregations are considering whether they wish to leave the denomination. During this challenging time, misinformation about the church's official positions, how a church can exit, and what the future holds is causing added stress for many. Ask The UMC has created this series of FAQs designed to help dispel false information and provide accurate answers to the questions we are receiving.

    Ask The UMC Series

    Link to the 2016 Book of Discipline:

    2016 UMC Book of Discipline

    Book of Discipline: ¶2553. Disaffiliation over Human Sexuality:

    Paragraph 2553


    FROM THE FAIRHOPE UMC DISCERNMENT TEAM:

    dECEMBER 2022 qUESTIONS & aNSWERS

    January 2023 Questions & Answers

    Agendas from Discernment Team Meetings:

    January 2023 meeting Agenda

    December 2022 Meeting Agenda

    November 2022 Meeting Agenda

    October 2022 meeting Agenda

    Noah Funderburg's Power Point w/ Paragraphs from Book of Discipline:

    Download Here



    FROM THE INTERNET:
    History of the UMC:

    Link to Wikipedia

    A Way Forward - Tom Berlin Video:

    Watch video here

    Four Types of Methodists:

    Download PDF

    What's Next for the United Methodist Church? - Lovett Weems Video:

    Watch Video Here


    FROM OTHER UMC CHURCHES:
    Letter from Vestavia Hills UMC:

    Download Here

    Letter from Trinity UMC:

    Download Here

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