A Church Conference was held on August 28, 2022. At this conference, professing members of First Methodist Church voted on whether our church would disaffiliate from The United Methodist Church. The measure passed with 95.1% of those present voting for disaffiliation.
Following that result, a vote was taken regarding joining the Global Methodist Church. That measure also passed with almost 99% voting in favor of joining.
On January 1, 2023, we celebrated our first Sunday as a Global Methodist congregation!
Thank you for your prayers and discernment. We are thankful to God for leading us this far, and are excited for what is to come for First Methodist!
For more information, please visit the resources below. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. This page will be updated as our leadership has more information regarding what's next for us as First Methodist Church.
West Plains Conference of the Global Methodist Church
First Methodist Church is a a part of the West Plains Conference of the Global Methodist Church.. Learn more at the link above.
The Global Methodist Church is a new Methodist denomination that officially launched on May 1, 2022. The GMC's website contains the denomination's Transitional Book of Doctrines and Disciplines, as well as information on the GMC's judicial practices.
The Wesleyan Covenant Association is the group that oversaw the formation of the Global Methodist Church.