The Annual Conferences are now in the process of trying to figure out which local Churches are likely to stay, which ones wish to leave and which ones they can close and take their assets to build up their financials. The donations to the denomination […]Read More
Author and attorney Daniel Dalton cautions that waiting to act until after 2021 UMC Annual Conference may lead to legal complications Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; email@example.com; 248.260.8466; Daniel Dalton; firstname.lastname@example.org; 248.229.2329 Detroit—September 30, 2020—Even though the United Methodist General Conference is not scheduled […]Read More
It has been suggested that the reason why local Methodist Churches are waiting on the September 2021 General Conference before leaving is financial. That is, there is a belief that it is “too expensive” to litigate or negotiate a way out of the denomination now. […]Read More
We have exciting news to announce. Our free guide to local churches who are evaluating what to do while waiting on the General Conference of the United Methodist Church in September 2021 is now available. We know this issue can be confusing. That’s why we […]Read More
Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; email@example.com; 248.260.8466; Daniel Dalton; firstname.lastname@example.org; 248.229.2329 Detroit—September 15, 2020—Detroit-based land use, business, and denominational trust law firm Dalton & Tomichwill present a live, interactive webinar on Zoning and Land Laws for Civil Engineers and Professional Surveyorson Thursday, September 24. […]Read More
According to the UM news, the General Council for Financial Accounting reports that apportionments are down $10,000,000 year to date. The astonishing drop in giving to the denomination should be cause for concern and one would think that action would be taken to address the […]Read More
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 itself […]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
All across the country, local congregations are deciding to leave their denominations and take the necessary steps to keep their properties. There is an increasing number of congregations seeking to leave the United Methodist Church, Episcopal Church, and Reformed Church of America. And while some […]Read More
Religious property attorney outlines key legal areas of contention in separations Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; email@example.com; 248.260.8466; Daniel Dalton; firstname.lastname@example.org; 248.229.2329 Detroit—June 18, 2020—Daniel P. Dalton, a religious property attorney, co-founder of Detroit-based Dalton + Tomich,and author of an eBook about protocols for […]Read More
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