DENOMINATION UPDATE

Important Dates to Know

Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 7:00 pm, in the Sanctuary

We invite you to join us tonight, Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 7:00 pm, in the Sanctuary for speakers: Rev. Durwood Foshee, District Superintendent North East District, Rev. Wayne Wiatt, District Superintendent North West District, and Rev. Alex Shanks, Assistant to the Bishop, as they speak on the United Methodist Church.

All are welcome! We strongly encourage you to attend! 

Be sure to bring your questions, as written questions may be submitted via note card prior to the beginning of the presentation.

If you can not attend in person, you are welcome to watch the presentation via live stream at, https://vimeo.com/event/2795911


Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 7:00 pm, in the Sanctuary

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 7:00 pm, in the Sanctuary - Speaker: Rev. Chris Ackers and Rev. Mike Hudson as they speak on disaffiliation.

Please note: Certain times and dates are subject to change. Please return to this page often or join our email mailing list to stay up-to-date on all communications.

UPCOMING DATES & EVENTS:

 

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 7:00 pm, in the Sanctuary - Speakers: Rev. Durwood Foshee, District Superintendent North East District, Rev. Wayne Wiatt, District Superintendent North West District, and Rev. Alex Shanks, Assistant to the Bishop, as they speak on the United Methodist Church. 
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 7:00 pm, in the Sanctuary -Speaker: Rev. Chris Ackers and Rev. Mike Hudson as they speak on disaffiliation.
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2023, TBD, in the FLC - Study Team Meeting. You are welcome to attend.
  • Date to be scheduled - Rev. Durwood Foshee, District Superintendent, NE Florida present for charge conference to vote.

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Q&A with the Study Team - 8/14/22

On Sunday, August 14, the Study Team hosted a Q&A session with Pastor Phillip.  Some really good questions were asked, and some super helpful responses were provide.  Worth the watch!! 


General Resources

UMC Book of Discipline Paragraph 2553, which governs disaffiliation.

 

Florida Annual Conference -  features several pages and links to help churches and clergy navigate the present moment in the UMC.

 

Global Methodist Church – a new denomination committed to orthodox Wesleyan-Methodist Christianity.

 

Procedure and Checklist for Local Churches Concerning Disaffiliation Under Paragraph 2553 of The Book of Discipline between November 2021 to Annual Conference in June 2022 from the Florida Conference United Methodist Church

 

United Methodist Church - features several pages and links to help churches and clergy navigate the present moment in the UMC.

 

Wesleyan Covenant Association – An association of orthodox United Methodists.

 

 

 


SEE OTHER SOUTHSIDE COMMUNICATIONS

We would like to invite all who is interested to a special gathering in the Family Life Center this Sunday, August 14th at 10:00 a.m. As you know, the United Methodist Church is in a season of division. You are invited to come and hear an update from some of our committee leaders this Sunday.

There have been some on-going conversations about the United Methodist Church, the divisions that are coming to our denomination, and how Southside United Methodist Church will address them.  During this season it is important to ask: “What does the Bible say?” A presentation on what the Bible says and how it pertains to the conversations in the UMC.

Pastor Phillip and the Decision 2022 Study Team will be giving a special talk on Sunday, May 15 at 12:00 pm about the issues that are presently challenging the United Methodist Church.  This talk will be given in the Family Life Center and lunch will be served. Please make sure to RSVP to reserve your spot by May 11th.  

The talk, which will be identical to the one given at the April SWM meeting, and will address five questions: 

1. Who were we? 
2. What have we become and how did we get here? 
3. What is before us?  
4. What are our options?
5. What can I do?  

Pastor Phillip will offer his explanation of all of the above. You will have an opportunity to ask written questions. We will provide note cards and pens for your use. 

Denominational Update Information 12/22/22
Update August 18, 2022
Letter of Intent
Update Letter 7/18/2022
Important Letter from Pastor Phillip - March 23, 2022
A Letter from Pastor Phillip - March 14, 2022