Articles and Resources

There is some BREAKING NEWS. In September of 2022, the African bishops issued a statement condemning the WCA for “spreading falsehoods about the United Methodist Church” and declared their intent to stay in the UMC. You can read about it here.

In other recent news is that members of the Alabama-West Florida Conference have released an excellent public letter about why they intend to stay in the UMC. You may find it here.

Proud to Be UMCExcellent Series of Videos by Adam Hamilton – part vision for the future UMC and part response to Rob Renfroe videos

http://www.proudtobeumc.com

The UMC Website

https://www.umc.org/en

Ask the UMC

https://www.umc.org/en/who-we-are/ask-the-umc-faqs

Requirements for the Discernment Process-  North Alabama Conference of the UMC

https://www.stayumc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/CalltoPrayerandDiscernmentFINAL.pdf

FAQ’s on Continued Affiliation and DisaffiliationNorth Alabama Conference of the UMC

https://www.umcna.org/files/tables/content/16410823/fields/files/6761ca70658d4a5990ad3f6a68531f76/faq-2022.pdf

Celebrate the UMC Event in Montgomery – featuring Tom Berlin … BEST all-around video!

Sermon by John Robbins of Pulaski Heights UMC on Staying in the UMC

Messages from the NAC3 Team

June 2https://www.umcna.org/postdetail/16513389

July 6 – https://www.umcna.org/postdetail/message-from-bishop-wallace-padgett-seven-impressions-from-the-2022-north-alabama-annual-conference-16552586?fbclid=IwAR0bSic7RBD6lgzp_y1lo7CxCzZLDjqVVvb6WKn-MFKoE4eMv2a_IGRrkSY

July 28 – https://www.umcna.org/postdetail/16586686

Aug 25 – https://na-email.brtapp.com/viewinsite/a5d89ae5e78c032fe983b830973b029e?fbclid=IwAR11fpB54fJrC279iRIQjdTYhquWdtTBRcidV-oodiOvAX36bHAhWlX0MMQ

Look for future communications from the NAC3 team with more specifics of the vision of “streams” of traditional, centrist, and progressive churches within the conference.

#BeUMC – Promotional campaign by United Methodist Communications

https://www.umc.org/en/who-we-are/our-people/beumc

Is the United Methodist Church Really …? – Myth busting by “Ask the UMC” (parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 so far)

https://www.umc.org/en/content/ask-the-umc-is-the-umc-really-part-1

https://www.umc.org/en/content/ask-the-umc-is-the-umc-really-part-2

https://www.umc.org/en/content/ask-the-umc-is-the-umc-really-part-3

https://www.umc.org/en/content/ask-the-umc-is-the-umc-really-part-4

Should I Stay or Should I Go?Series by United Methodist Communications

https://www.umc.org/en/content/tuesdays-at-the-table-10-05-should-i-stay-or-should-i-go

United Methodist Social Principles

https://www.umc.org/en/content/social-principles-the-nurturing-community

ST Kimbrough, Jr. on John Wesley and Division“In the Current Discussions On Separation and Division, Do United Methodists Care What John Wesley Thinks?” © April 28, 2022, S T Kimbrough, Jr. (retired member of the North Alabama Conference); Research Fellow, Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition, Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC, (April 22, 2022)

“Why I’m Not Leaving the United Methodist Church” – Letter by Steve West that went viral

https://www.umnews.org/en/news/why-im-not-leaving-the-united-methodist-church

Open Letter to Chris Ritter – Open letter by Steve West in response to biased side-by-side comparison distributed by WCA

http://stevewestsmusings.blogspot.com/2021/07/an-open-letter-to-chris-ritter.html

More Accurate Side-by-side Comparison of the UMC and GMC – from North Texas Annual Conference Discernment Team

https://www.txcumc.org/files/navigating+the+waters/fdtf/umc-gmc+comparison+chart.pdf

Adam Hamilton on Staying in the UMC  – video of Vespers and Church Council meeting

https://www.facebook.com/PastorAdamHamilton/videos/3167714880107584

Adam Hamilton visits Asbury UMC BirminghamCosponsored by Stay UMC

Adam Hamilton’s Response to Thomas Lambrecth

https://www.adamhamilton.com/blog/a-response-to-thomas-lambrecht?fbclid=IwAR323CwdvxvUHiq2dsjW2eAPjVLbj__pABSIDns7LVmtdI7j2TGfbVImFWQ#.Ywf9ZHbMLwW

Addressing Myths about the Future UMC

Blog post by Dr. Steve Harper dispelling myths about the future beliefs of the UMC

Council of Bishop’s Narrative for the Continuing UMC

https://www.resourceumc.org/en/agencies/communications/church-and-conference-resources/people-of-god-campaign-new/bishops-narrative

“That We May Be One” – Texas

https://twmbo.org/

“Abide” – South Georgia

https://www.abidesga.com/?fbclid=IwAR2i8ji8H9epL9lZQgLHcqNW3XpwRDocc2brZK4IAEmaTV4eRwhP5vHLBQw

“Hacking Christianity” Blog – commentary on history and current affairs within the UMC

United Methodist Insight – information and perspectives for concerned United Methodists

https://um-insight.net/

United Methodist News Service – official news from the UMC

https://www.umnews.org/en