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As Methodist Exits Hit 5,500, Some Churches Find Paths Blocked

Posted on AllSides June 12th, 2023
From The Center
Religion and Faith, Christian, Methodist Church
Illustration by Rick Szuecs / Source images: Envato / CCO

Carolyn Moore assumed that her Evans, Georgia, church would be one of the congregations disaffiliating from the United Methodist Church (UMC). Across the country, as of June 14, more than 5,500 churches have separated along the lines of the deep fissures in the denomination: LGBT acceptance and Methodist authority structures.

But for a long time, Mosaic UMC looked like it was going to get stuck in the UMC.

Moore, Mosaic’s lead pastor, waited for directions on the process from the North Georgia Annual Conference, the regional UMC body, which had told churches...

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