Perry United Methodist Church is a member of the South Georgia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.  Like many United Methodist churches, PUMC is navigating what is the future into which God is calling us.  The UMC has been divided and has reached an impasse, primarily around issues of human sexuality.  You may be wondering where PUMC is when it comes to these denominational matters.  We have formed a Discovery Team which is prayerfully studying and discerning what will be the best options for us, and they will be reporting back to our Administrative Board.  We have created this section of our website in order to share helpful information, past updates, town hall videos, and helpful outside resources.  If you have further questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to our pastors, staff, our lay leaders, or by the Discovery Team email below.  

Letters From Our Pastor (click below to view a PDF of each)

June 2022 - Pastoral Update

January 2023 - Pastoral Update

Updates from our Bishop
(click below to view each article on the website)

Part One

Part Two

Background Information regarding the United Methodist Denominational Crisis

(click to view a PDF packet with links)

Background Info Packet

The 2016 Book of Discipline and The Book of Resolutions

Click Here for a Free Digitial Copy from Cokesbury

Perry UMC Town Hall Meetings

June 2022 - 06/28/2022

January 2023 - 1/08/2023

January 2023 - 1/17/2023

Below are several videos to help as we navigate our future.  

Martha Bowman UMC in Macon hosted two townhall meetings.The first was from Rev. Jay Hanson (Lead Pastor, The Chapel) who is giving leadership to the newly formed Global Methodist Church.  You may view this meeting at

The second was from Dr. Shane Green, Senior Pastor of St. Paul UMC in Columbus.  St. Paul.  Shane spoke as a pastor who is seeking to remain UMC (for now) and to wait beyond General Conference 2024.  You can watch Shane's town hall here: 

Our Discovery Team wants to hear from you.  If you have questions, concerns, or perspectives that you want to share with the team, please email us at