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Annual Conferences
With some congregations considering leaving The United Methodist Church or just wondering about its future, Ask The UMC offers a series of questions and answers to help clear up some common misperceptions or misinformation around disaffiliation. Graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Is The United Methodist Church really... ? Part 8

In Part 8 of its series, the Ask The UMC team tackles more inquiries related to Paragraph 2553, including what happens when the paragraph expires at the end of the year.
Faith Sharing
Bishop Swenson introduces leaders of other denominations present for the 2016 General Conference during the Ecumenical Day service. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: What is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity?

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an annual observance held January 18-25 in which all Christians everywhere are encouraged to pray for unity in love and mission.
Theology and Education
Detail from the Second Coming of Christ window at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Charleston, S.C. Window created by Franz Mayer & Co. of Munich, Germany, represented by the studios of George L. Payne of Patterson, New Jersey, 1966. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Ask The UMC: Is Advent about preparing for baby Jesus?

The focus of Advent is preparing for the return of Christ at the culmination of all things.
General Church
With some congregations considering leaving The United Methodist Church or just wondering about its future, Ask The UMC offers a series of questions and answers to help clear up some common misperceptions or misinformation around disaffiliation. Graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Is The United Methodist Church really... ? Part 7

In Part 7, the team tackles inquiries related to Paragraph 2553; the settlement agreement with Boy Scouts of America for congregations that disaffiliate; and charge conference membership for retired clergy.

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