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Aldersgate Leaves UMC; Conference Forms Online Missional Church

By Loretta Fulton Aldersgate is the latest United Methodist Church congregation in Abilene to leave that denomination and join the new Global Methodist Church. With that decision by Aldersgate members, Abilene is down to two United Methodist Church congregations. Only St. Paul and St. James remain in the United Methodist Church fold as other local congregations are moving to the

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Methodists Must Decide: Will We Stay or Will We Go?

The Northwest Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church has created a section on its website with information to guide local churches as they decide whether to remain under  the United Methodist umbrella or disaffiliate. https://www.nwtxconf.org/transition By LORETTA FULTON “Help us to see the way you would have us go.” Those words from the opening prayer from Steve Patterson

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By LORETTA FULTON United Methodists voted Feb. 26 in St. Louis to maintain the current wording in the church’s Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality issues. The denomination’s Council of Bishops, including Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe of the Northwest Texas Annual Conference, voted in May 2018 to support a plan that would have been more inclusive. That plan, and one

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