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.  You may be wondering where PUMC is when it comes to these denominational matters.  We have formed a Denominational Future Committee which is prayerfully studying and discerning what will be the best options for us, and they will be reporting back to Administrative Board.  We have created the Denominational Future Committee to help research potential denominations should PUMC decide to depart.  We have created this section of our website in order to share helpful information, past updates, town hall videos, and helpful outside resources.  


Questions About Departure and The Global Methodist Church?

Email the Denominational Future Committee at perrydfc@gmail.com


A Letter from our Pastor, Rev. Tom


                                           Rev. Tom Thoughts (extended part of the above letter)


How?  The Process of Reaching  the Global Methodist Decision


Coffee and Conversations with Jay Hanson on March 11, 2024


Questions and Answers


Frequently Asked Questions about The Global Methodist Church (updated 4/17)


Questions and Answers from Perry United Methodist Church  (updated 4/17)


PUMC DFC Resources


Websites used by the DFC

      RESEARCH OPTION SUMMARY FRAMEWORK


Why We Need a Denomination

https://goodnewsmag.org/why-we-need-a-denomination/


Considering Methodist Options

https://goodnewsmag.org/considering-methodist-options/



Proposed Resolutions for General Conference


Why?  Presentation with Speaker Notes

The Denominational Future Committee’s presentation to Administrative Board.


Leaving in 2024 Explained

Dr. Jimmy Asbell, Senior Pastor of Vineville UMC in Macon and Conference Trustees Chair and Mrs. Cater Thompson, Conference Chancellor, provide several updates in response to what happens when South Georgia's current disaffiliation expires on December 31, 2023. 



Multiplying Methodism

Jeff Greenway and Mike Lowry


While acknowledging their dedication to and thankfulness for the UM Church, Greenway and Lowry compare its deep divisions to a married couple where accountability and trust have been lost. Like the leading UM bishops, clergy, and laity who negotiated the Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace through Separation, they believe “irreconcilable differences among us have resulted in our need to be in separate churches – but in the process, we have some heart work to do. As we press on, we will need to commit ourselves to work on our new covenant relationships while not continually having flashbacks to the old. We take no joy in finding ourselves at this juncture, but we’re not without hope. We write to remind us all that this is not the first time people who claim the name of Jesus have separated.”

Time To Go. Why We Must Pass the Protocol

A look at the issues that divide the denomination.


With a Deadline Looming, the United Methodist Church Breaks Up

“Until July, White’s Chapel was the second-largest United Methodist congregation in the country. The conservative-leaning church lost its status this year not because it shrank — it is growing, leaders say — but because it left the denomination.”


United Methodist Church Book of Discipline


Global Methodist Transitional Book of Discipline


South GA UMC Church Directory


South Georgia Global Church Directory 


Global UMC


United Methodist Church


South Georgia United Methodist Church


South Georgia Global Methodist Church


2024 Departure Information

FAQs for Clergy

Departure Process

Departure Timeline

Discernment Workbook


People Need Jesus


Holy Conversations: The WCA Podcast/A Podcast by Wesleyan Covenant:
Multiplying Methodism

Global Methodist Church Update

Pathways Webinars


Charts


Denomination Comparison Form


WHY Separate?

 

Comparing Three


Charts from other churches

          A Comparison of UMC and GMC      

          Comparisons and Rational for Joining the GMC     

 

Denominational Future Committee Mission Statement


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From Our Denominational Future Committee



October 26, 2023 Letter for the Timeline and Mission of the DFC


December 2023 Letter from the DFC Committee


From Our Administrative Board


May 18, 2023 Letter from our Administrative Board President


Perry UMC Discernment Conversations


Bishop David Graves - April 24, 2023 in the PUMC Sanctuary


Dr. Shane Green - April 13, 2023 in the PUMC Sanctuary


Dr. Baxter Hurley - March 28, 2023 in the PUMC Sanctuary


Information from Our Discovery Team


February Letter 2023


Lunch and Learn Who, What, When, Where, Why Short Handout 03.05.2023


Lunch and Learn Long Form - (more detailed)


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 sgaumc.org website)

Part One


Part Two


Part Three


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


General Conference 2024 Website

This site will be updated with the preposed legislation 6 months prior to the 2024 conference as was described in the Lunch and Learn hand out above.  

Click here for the GC24 Website

Perry UMC Town Hall Meetings


June 2022 - 06/28/2022


January 2023 - 1/08/2023


January 2023 - 1/17/2023