Disaffiliation Information


 St. Paul’s congregation has voted to leave the United Methodist denomination with 69% of those present voting in favor of disaffiliation.  This is a lengthy process.  The next step is the Susquehanna Conference of the UMC will vote at the meeting in May to approve or disapprove our leaving the denomination. 

The United Methodist Church (UMC) is currently in a state of change, and as a result Saint Paul’s has made the decision to disaffiliate from the UMC. Below is a link to a document put together by the Leadership Council that explains the council’s position.

Link: The Future of St. Paul’s Discussion Pamphlet



Four-part series that describes the current position of the UMC. 

Link: Part 1

Link: Part 2

Link: Part 3

Link: Part 4

Letter from the Council of  Bishops of the United Methodist Church

Link: Letter from the Council of Bishops.


YouTube Video Series

Video Series by Rev. Rob Renfroe who explains reasons to leave the UMC

Link: Video Series for leaving the UMC

Video Series by Rev. Adam Hamilton as a response to Rev. Rob Renfroe and reasons to stay in the UMC  

Link:  Adam Hamilton’s response to Rob Renfro


Other Resources

For Disaffiliation
For Staying
  • Reconciling Ministries Network (an organization committed to intersectional justice across and beyond the United Methodist connection, working for the full participation of all LGBTQ+ people throughout the life and leadership of the Church) https://rmnetwork.org/
  • United Methodist News(the official news agency of the UMC) https://www.umnews.org/
  • Gladly Choosing to be UMC is a video discussion sponsored by the United Methodist Association of Retired Clergy.
    Link: Four speakers tell why they plan to remain in the UMC.