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 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 are also in the process of creating committees to help research potential denominations should PUMC decide to depart in the future.  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 would like to reach out Administrative Board, please email them at

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 (click below for a PDF)

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 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