FAQ'S AND SOUTHSIDE COMMUNICATIONS

Important Dates

Due to the threat of inclement weather, Rev. Durwood Foshee has requested rescheduling the UMC presentation originally set for Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 pm.

Subsequently, the GMC presentation scheduled for Wednesday, November 16th at 7:00 pm with Rev. Chris Ackers will also be rescheduled.

Please disregard any other communications to the contrary. 

We will inform you as soon as new dates have been announced. Thank you for your understanding.

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, November 9th at 7:00 pm in the FLC - Study Team Meeting. You are welcome to attend.
  • Date to be rescheduled  - Join us to hear speakers: Rev. Durwood Foshee, District Superintendent North East District, and Rev. Wayne Wiatt, District Superintendent North West District as they speak on the United Methodist Church. *This meeting is open to the public. Make plans to come early to get a seat.
  • Date to be rescheduled - Join us in the Family Life Center at 7:00 pm to hear speaker: Rev. Chris Ackers as he speaks on the Global Methodist Church. *This meeting is open to the public. Make plans to come early to get a seat.
  • Date to be rescheduled - Rev. Durwood Foshee, District Superintendent, NE Florida present for charge conference to vote.

 


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. 

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