Local Methodists ponder proposed denominational split

Leaders of six United Methodist Church congregations in Door and Kewaunee counties are preparing for a possible split into two national denominations come spring.  That proposal would form one denomination that follows traditional UMC teachings, including ordinances against same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay clergy.  The other denomination would embrace  “all are welcome” policies to include members of the LGBTQ community.   The proposed split was drawn up at last year's UMC general conference and could be decided when church leaders meet in Minneapolis in May.  Reverend Jennifer Emert, with the Algoma West Kewaunee United Methodist Church, says members of her congregation want to see a resolution. However, they are also raising financial concerns about the reorganization.


Reverend Emert says the majority of her congregation voted to join the progressive branch of the United Methodist Church if, and when, the split is approved. 

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