United Methodist Church

1,831 United Methodist Churches Have Left Denomination over LGBT Issue: Report

1,831 United Methodist Churches Have Left Denomination over LGBT Issue: Report

More than 1,800 United Methodist churches in the United States have left the denomination since 2019 over disagreements about the body’s stance on LGBT issues, according to new data.

South Carolina's Largest UMC Church Considers Leaving Denomination over Homosexuality Debate

South Carolina's Largest UMC Church Considers Leaving Denomination over Homosexuality Debate

The largest United Methodist Church in South Carolina announced plans to leave the mainline denomination over an ongoing debate on homosexuality in the church.

12 Arkansas Judges Recuse Themselves from Lawsuit by UMC Congregation Seeking Denominational Disaffiliation

12 Arkansas Judges Recuse Themselves from Lawsuit by UMC Congregation Seeking Denominational Disaffiliation

Some 12 judges in Arkansas have recused themselves from a lawsuit filed by a United Methodist Church congregation seeking control of church property after the regional conference rejected the church's disaffiliation vote and suspended its pastor.

Church Sues UMC Arkansas Conference for Rejecting Its Disaffiliation Application, Suspending Its Pastor

Church Sues UMC Arkansas Conference for Rejecting Its Disaffiliation Application, Suspending Its Pastor

A Methodist church in Arkansas has filed a lawsuit after the United Methodist Church Arkansas Conference rejected its application for disaffiliation and suspended its pastor.

439 Texas Churches Exit the UMC due to Homosexuality Debate

439 Texas Churches Exit the UMC due to Homosexuality Debate

Over the weekend, more than 400 Texas-based churches voted to disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church due to the denomination's ongoing schism on homosexuality.

249 North Carolina Churches Vote to Leave UMC over Homosexuality Debate

249 North Carolina Churches Vote to Leave UMC over Homosexuality Debate

Over 200 congregations in North Carolina have announced their departure from the United Methodist Church over the denomination's ongoing debate over homosexuality.

UMC Pastor Files Complaint against Regional Body for Electing Openly Gay Bishops

UMC Pastor Files Complaint against Regional Body for Electing Openly Gay Bishops

A United Methodist Church pastor filed a complaint earlier this month against a regional body's leadership for electing an openly gay bishop, which violates the denomination's stance on homosexuality.

Nearly 60 More Churches Leave the UMC

Nearly 60 More Churches Leave the UMC

This month all five of the United Methodist Church’s U.S. jurisdictions individually met to pass measures where “LGBTQIA+ people will be protected, affirmed, and empowered.”

UMC Regional Body Promotes Openly Gay Reverend to Office of Bishop

UMC Regional Body Promotes Openly Gay Reverend to Office of Bishop

A regional body of the United Methodist Church has voted to promote a gay man into the office of bishop.

Tennessee Church Votes to Disaffiliate from UMC over Homosexuality Debate

Tennessee Church Votes to Disaffiliate from UMC over Homosexuality Debate

A Tennessee congregation voted to leave the United Methodist Church on Sunday due to the denomination's longstanding schism on homosexuality.

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