Stay UMC Perspective

Presentation by Rev. Paul Ritchey, Greensburg District Superintendent, on Sunday, October 9, 2022.

Videos, Links & Documents


Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi addresses disinformation.

Video 1, We Are proud to be UMC (10:46)

Video 2, Adam Hamilton – Love of Scripture  (13:57) 

Video 3, Adam Hamilton – Committed to Christ (5:57)

Video 4, Adam Hamilton – Human Sexuality (18:43)

Video 5, Adam Hamilton – We Are Proud to be UMC (13:57)

Video 6, Adam Hamilton – Moving Forward with the UMC (21:21)

Why We Are Staying in the UMC, Adam Hamilton (43:53) 

Web Sites:      The United Methodist Church (UMC)

                        The Western PA United Methodist Church

                        What should UM congregations know about disaffiliation

A Comparison of The United Methodist Church & The Global Methodist Church 

Disaffiliation Perspective

Presentation by Rev. Laura Saffell, President of the W. PA, Wesleyan Covenant Association (WCA), Thursday, October 13, 2022

Videos, Links & Documents


Video 1 – The United Methodist Church is Divided and Dividing (11:51)

Video 2 – Our Differences Regarding the Bible (15:15)

Video 3 – Our Differences Regarding Jesus (16:25)

Video 4 – Our Differences Regarding Sexuality (16:00) 

Video 5 – Why It’s Time for Traditionalists to Leave The UMC (13:48)

Video 6 – Where Should we Go? (14:12) 

Why are Traditionalists leaving the United Methodist Church?  (34:35)

Web Sites:      The Global Methodist Church (GMC)

                        The Wesleyan Covenant AssociationMethodism’s Division – 6-Part Series

Questions From members regarding the overall discernment process:

1. Don’t we own our own buildings? 
No – we do not.  From the foundation of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1784, and continuing in the United Methodist Church formed in 1968, each congregation holds their property “in trust” for the global UMC. 

2. If we disaffiliate from the UMC – do we have to affiliate with the GMC.   No – if a decision is made to disaffiliate from the UMC, then we will explore what, if any, denomination we are led to affiliate with.

3. Will churches who affiliate with the GMC own their own property? 
Yes – they will.