Explore what discernment means and steps in the discernment process. Find church-wide communication, meeting dates, information on childcare reservations, and important deadlines set by the UMC.

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

Discernment Process

Church-wide Communication (emails to the church body)

Timeline for Disaffiliations needing approval at Annual Conference 2023

From NTC General Framework for the Disaffiliation Process

Important Discernment Meeting Dates

CHILDCARE is available RSVP to childcare@lhumc.com with child's name and age.

(RSVP 24 hours in advance to help us have appropriate childcare staff present - if no one has scheduled 24 hour in advance there will be no childcare staff present.) 


Round Table Discussions

  • Sunday, October 9th at 12:00PM - Great Hall 

  • Thursday, October 13th at 12:00PM - Fellowship Hall - NO CHILDCARE - Bring your own brown bag lunch or Order Jason’s Deli Box Lunch for $10. 

  • Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30PM - Fellowship Hall


All-Church Meeting

  • Sunday, October 23rd at 4PM
    All-Church Meeting with GMC Rev. Leah Hidde-Gregory 


  • Sunday, November 6th at 4PM
    All-Church Meeting with UMC District Superintendent Rev. Edlen Cowley 

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.