Definitions and Resources regarding “Discernment towards Disaffiliation”

As of Tuesday, September 13, 2022, Columbia UMC has entered into a Discernment Period to consider our current denominational affiliation.
Disaffiliation from the UMC includes ending a local church’s official connection with the United Methodist Church, removing the UMC name and cross and flame logo from all communication and no longer serving under the governance of the Texas Annual Conference nor receiving connectional resources including pastoral leaders with UMC credentials.
Discernment is a period of understanding the congregation, hearing from your membership about their hopes for the future, and determining where God is calling your church. This process is grounded in information, communication, and prayer.

Mark your calendar for these important events and stay tuned for more:

  • Weekly Prayer on Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 pm @ Columbia UMC Sanctuary. You are invited to join us for dinner and Bible study for all ages, 6-7:30pm.
  • Church Charge Conference (Disaffiliation Vote for current and present members), November 7th, 2022 6pm @ Columbia UMC

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