Navigating Changes
in The United Methodist Church

Many of you are likely aware that The United Methodist Church, our parent denomination, is in a period of transition. This is not an easy time, and we know that there are many strong emotions that come along with talk of changes to our denomination and identity as a church. We have set up this webpage in order to better navigate these changes together.

First, we invite you to watch the video below. In the video, our lead pastor, Rick Enns, discusses some of the changes occurring in The United Methodist Church, and what they mean for our annual conference and First Methodist Church.

Updates

The church will be hosting a few town hall meetings this summer regarding the transition process in The United Methodist Church. Please make plans to attend one of the following:

Sunday, July 17, 6:00 p.m., sanctuary, Canyon campus

Sunday, July 24, 9:40 a.m., sanctuary, Canyon campus

Sunday, July 31, 6:00 p.m., Amarillo campus

Monday, August 1, 6:00 p.m., sanctuary, Canyon campus

Wednesday, August 3, 6:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall, Canyon campus

A Church Conference will be held on Sunday, August 28, at 6:00 p.m. to discuss and vote on First Methodist Church's transition away from The United Methodist Church.

On May 10, 2022, it was announced that the judicial council of The United Methodist Church ruled that annual conferences may not leave unilaterally. Read more here.

Resources

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.

Northwest Texas Annual Conference

Currently, First Methodist Church is part of the Northwest Texas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Our annual conference comprises about 200 churches in the West Texas region and is overseen by our bishop, Rev. Jimmy Nunn.

Global Methodist Church

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.

Wesleyan Covenant Association

The Wesleyan Covenant Association is the group that oversaw the formation of the Global Methodist Church.