Newsletter & Events

Lenten worship services

Ash Wednesday Worship at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 26
Maundy Thursday Worship with United Church of Christ at their sanctuary, 7 p.m. on April 9
Good Friday Tenebrae Service at 7 p.m. on April 10
Easter Sunday Worship Service at 9 a.m. on April 12

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January 2020 update: Read how the denomination’s Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation was formed (courtesy United Methodist News Service).

As announced Jan. 3, 2020, a diverse, 16-member group of United Methodist bishops and other leaders has offered a proposal that would preserve The United Methodist Church while allowing traditionalist-minded congregations to form a new denomination. The separating group would get $25 million in United Methodist funds and would keep its local church properties.

Details are in a nine-page “Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation,” released Jan. 3 along with an FAQ and press release.

The proposal — reached with the help of famed mediator Kenneth Feinberg, who worked on the federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund — requires approval by the 2020 General Conference. Drafting of legislation is still underway for the legislative assembly, which is the only body that speaks for the 13 million global denomination.

Archive of Jan. 13 Discussion:
UM News interviews protocol developers

Downloadable PDF: 
Comparing plans headed to GC2020

2019: Read information below about recent decisions from the 2019 Commission on a Way Forward and a response from the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church.

  • The United Methodist Church’s Judicial Council decisions regarding the General Conference 2019 on human sexuality, April 26, 2019.