Denominational Decision

As many of you know, the United Methodist denomination is at a crossroads.  With the impending split ahead of us, Lithopolis United Methodist Church will need to make some decisions in the near future.  We wanted to provide our church family with as much un-biased factual information as possible ahead of these decisions.  Please use the information provided here to better understand how we arrived at this crossroad and the options before us.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

On June 12, 2022, we held an Informational Meeting to share about the history of our denomination as well as the two options ahead of us.  If you weren’t able to attend or want to listen to it again, it's here for you. 

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Please take time to use the resources provided to learn more about the current and future vision of the GMC.

GMC INFORMATIONAL MEETING

On Sunday, July 24, Rev. Dr. Jeff Greenway shared more about the future vision of the GMC.  If you weren’t able to attend or want to listen to it again, it's here for you. 

Please take time to use the resources provided to learn more about the current and future vision of the UMC.

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UMC INFORMATIONAL MEETING

On Sunday, August 7, Rev. Dr. Tim Bias shared more about the future vision of the UMC.  If you weren’t able to attend or want to listen to it again, it's here for you. 

BIBLE STUDY REGARDING HUMAN SEXUALITY

On Sunday, October 16, Pastor Alex and Pastor Ray led a Bible study on the passages of scripture that speak most directly to the topic of human sexuality. They shared both a "traditional" and a "progressive" interpretation of each passage.

The intent of this gathering was not to persuade one way or the other, but to gain a broader understanding of the interpretive differences (which include but also extend beyond human sexuality) that have led to division in the UMC.

Provided here are both the recording of that Bible Study and the handout used during our time together.