Disaffiliation Voting Results
At Church Conference on Monday, April 24th, 37 Members in Good Standing voted to support disaffiliation and 6 Members in Good Standing voted against disaffiliation. Therefore, by an 86% majority vote, Armagh has officially ratified the Disaffiliation Agreement signed on March 14, 2023 and will be removed from UMC at Annual Conference in June 2023.
All Members in Good Standing in attendance next voted to join The Global Methodist Church, with 40 votes supporting GMC and 3 votes supporting other choices. After two more rounds of voting, an 86% majority of members have chosen Armagh Methodist Church as the new name for our congregation!
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From Keith Boyette, Global Methodist Church, Transitional Connectional Officer:
To the Pastor and Laity of Armagh United Methodist:
Welcome to the Global Methodist Church! We received your request to join the Global Methodist Church as a member congregation accompanied by the required minutes of your congregational meeting endorsing the doctrinal standards and social witness in our Transitional Book of Doctrines and Discipline and expressing your desire to be connected and accountable to the Global Methodist Church.
On Monday, May 8, 2023, the Transitional Leadership Council approved your request, and your church is now a member congregation of the Global Methodist Church effective Tuesday, August 1, 2023. Praise God!
Those individuals who are professing members of your congregation are now members of the Global Methodist Church.
In the coming days, we will send you a charter designating you as a member congregation of the Global Methodist Church which you may display should you choose to do so.
When you share this news with your congregation, I encourage you to use the Wesley Covenant Service as a means of both celebrating your new relationship as a member congregation of the GM Church and renewing your covenant with God.
We will be sending additional information to you in the coming days to address other aspects of your being a member congregation of the Global Methodist Church. I am praying for you as you make disciples of Jesus Christ who worship passionately, love extravagantly, and witness boldly. Please be in touch with me if you have questions.
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Glorifying God, Edifying His people, Growing in His Word, Employing His Gifts, Proclaiming His Gospel!