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Committed to The UMC

How can I remain in The UMC?

Our denomination is having conversations about church law, mainly around the issue of human sexuality, and some congregations and individuals have chosen to splinter off into other denominations.

If your church is disaffiliating but you wish to remain a member of The United Methodist Church, you must be proactive by transferring your membership to a nearby United Methodist congregation. This should be completed prior to your church's official disaffiliation.

If you need assistance locating a church, contact your District Superintendent or search Find-A-Church, where you can also explore online worship and virtual church ministries to remain connected. New faith communities are currently forming!



If your church is considering disaffiliation, keep scrolling to find further information for those committed to The UMC. Please return to this page regularly to explore the latest resources as they emerge.

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Take the lead

Take the lead

It is vital that committed United Methodists make their voices heard if their congregation is considering disaffiliation.

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Prayer and scripture are sources of strength in the midst of uncertain times. Stock photo by Ben White,

Faith in grief, anxiety, fear

Faith in grief, anxiety, fear

Resources for those who are experiencing sadness, worry and more during difficult times.

Find Comfort

Our connection is strong and enduring

If you feel as if you are losing your church home due to disaffiliation, or if you need pastoral support during this difficult time, remember that you are loved and there is a place for you in The United Methodist Church. Thanks to our connectional system, we are all in this together.

Find a local church and pastor that are remaining United Methodist by visiting Find-A-Church. These vibrant communities of faith will welcome you to worship, care for you and offer opportunities for you to serve and grow among them.


Have questions? We have answers!

Ask your questions and check out answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs).


Be encouraged

Explore stories from fellow United Methodists who are celebrating what it means to #BeUMC.