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Carl Fuglein

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returns 03/28/2017

General questions about the United Methodist Church - its history, Book of Discipline, its stance on current issues, church politics and administration, etc.

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I've attended United Methodist Churches for 40 years and been an "official" member for 33 years. I've held many lay positions within the church and am considered a church "leader".


I've attended the UMC lay speaking academy and am a recognized conference preacher.

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Recent Answers from Carl Fuglein

2016-11-19 Church membership:

Sorry I'm so late in answering this.  I started to, then my brain cell that was designated to answer it must have died.    Sorry you find yourself in a position that you hate organized religion so much

2015-10-11 Immediate family on same committee:

Hi Annettia    The only committee that I'm sure of is the SPR.  The only other prohibition I found was that two people in the same family could not count money.  I looked at a couple other committees and

2015-08-31 Communion:

I have not looked this up in the Book of Discipline, but these answers are based on my experience in the UMC.    The Local Pastor who is to be away may consecrate the elements, but only for his/her assigned

2015-08-06 Creeds:

Hi Linda-    ALL new pastors want to try new things, it's in a pastor's DNA.  There is nothing that says you have to say a creed at all in worship.  Our church rarely says a creed.  The only reason that

2015-06-06 pulpit bylaws:

Yes.  Normally it is up to the pastor's discretion.  Most pastors I know would allow this.  I've seen it happen frequently.  E.g., my daughter was married in our church, where she was confirmed, by a pastor


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