General questions about the United Methodist Church - its history, Book of Discipline, its stance on current issues, church politics and administration, etc.
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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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
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
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
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
This is my opinion. Please note that I am NOT a lawyer. My opinion is based on 35+ years involvement in the UMC. 1. It looks clear to me that the Pastor has the final word. 2. I don't understand