The information below represents various points of view, references, and documentation for your consideration gathered in good faith effort regarding Scripture, human sexuality, marriage, requirements of ordained clergy, and denominational affiliation/disaffiliation. See disclaimer at the bottom of the page. 

Please use the following as a guide for your discernment process. We will add information as it becomes available.


How did we get here?

“What is Happening in The United Methodist Church?”

Task Force Report to Church Council Sunday, July 31, 2022

Church Council Presentation (power point presentation)

By Taskforce Committee July 31, 2022

Helpful Resources

Suggested Readings: 







Videos and Articles:

Traditionalist Views

Centrist Views

Progressive Views

Other References

UMC References and Information


United Methodist Church Presentation

11/6/ 2022

Additional Relevant Information

Potential Affiliation Options

Global Methodist Presentation


The information contained on the website is for informational purposes only and represents a good faith effort by the LHUMC Discernment Task Force to educate and inform our congregation on the full range of perspectives regarding the current issues facing the UMC and their impact on the future of our church. The inclusion of any links herein does not imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within them by the Task Force, and we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness or factual accuracy of any opinions/information presented. We encourage the congregation to prayerfully consider all information disseminated, independently verify any information upon which you rely, and seek out truthful information on your own such that if the time comes, you will be able to make a decision on disaffiliation or not based upon your own informed heart and mind.