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2021 UMC FAQ Videos

Options for the local Methodist Church with no vote on the Separation Protocol

  • February 18, 2021
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

It is fairly clear that a vote on the Protocol will not occur in 2021. And it is likely that there will not be any type of action taken on the proposed separation protocol is not addressed until 2024. It is time for local Methodist […]

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Laying the groundwork to abandon the proposed UMC Separation Protocol

  • February 13, 2021
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

If you are following the news involving the United Methodist Church, you may have heard of the Separation Protocol – a proposal to split the United Methodist Church into three denominations. The proposal was announced with much fanfare one year ago and celebrated by many […]

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Pensions are protected for Clergy leaving the United Methodist Church

  • February 7, 2021
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

  One of the biggest issues that remain for clergy is whether their pension will follow them when they leave the United Methodist Church denomination. Wespath, the pension provided for the UMC, has three pensions and one 403(b) plan that clergy can participate in. The […]

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Closing Churches: the broken promise of the UMC Bishop’s with the Separation Protocol

  • February 7, 2021
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

The much heralded Separation Protocol proposed by the five affinity groups of the United Methodist Church contained two promises: one promise was the there would be a hold on church trials and charges related to Bishops and Clergy who violated the Book of Discipline. The […]

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Will there be a General Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2021? (spoiler alert – not likely)

  • February 7, 2021
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

The odds are that the General Conference for the United Methodist Church will not occur in 2021. Both conservative and progressive thought leaders believe this to be true. The Commission on the General Conference has extended at least a dozen reasons why an in person […]

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