The United Methodist Church itself was formed when the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged in 1968.[i] The new denomination created a structure whereby The United Methodist Church itself is not a legal entity, the denomination has no leader, and self-describes […]Read More
How is it that the second largest protestant denomination has gotten to the point that nearly all agree that separation is the only path?[i] How has the United Methodist Church lost nearly half of its 12 million members it had in the United States since […]Read More
The news of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor is now part of the collective conscious of America. The senseless deaths has brought the reality of racism into our lives and shaken us to a core. Racism is not new in zoning. Studies have confirmed […]Read More
For those following the issues of enforceability of the Methodist and Reformed Church claims of trust over property, the Texas Supreme Court issued and opinion on May 22,2020 striking a blow to denominations and freeing local congregations who wish to retain their property and leave […]Read More
Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church (“Hobbs Chapel”) began worshiping on its property in 1891. Its members have been the sole owner of land, the sole developer of buildings, the sole resource for financing all the real and personal property located at 3024 State Highway 177, […]Read More
COVID 19 has brought many of us to our knees. It has closed ministries, non-profits and has hurt their ability to function at a time when they are most needed. Yet at the same time, we believe that as a nation, we may be on […]Read More
On February 27, 2020, the UMC African Initiative issued a press release indicating that the clergy and lay leadership of the three Central Conferences of the United Methodist Church met in South Africa and voted to support the Separation Protocol legislation with three relatively minor […]Read More
The cost of remaining a part of the United Methodist Church is another factor a local church must consider when evaluating its options after the General Conference in May 2020. The proposed Separation Protocol provides that a local church leaving the denomination for another new […]Read More
Reference guide, available on firm’s website, presents step-by-step actions to help answer questions and address RLUIPA, pension, and ministry needs before the General Conference in May Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; firstname.lastname@example.org; 248.260.8466; Detroit—February 11, 2020—Daniel P. Dalton, a religious property attorney who represents […]Read More
The draft Separation Protocol legislation has been introduced confirming the Separation Protocol introduced by the sixteen leaders of the United Methodist Church representing the five affinity groups within the denomination. As noted previously, the goal of the Separation Protocol was finding a way for an […]Read More
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