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Methodist-Christian denomination that is both mainline Protestant and Evangelical

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The United Methodist Church (UMC) is a mainline Protestant denomination and a major part of Methodism. In the 19th century, its main predecessor, the Methodist Episcopal Church, was a leader in evangelicalism. The present denomination was founded in 1968 in Dallas, Texas, by union of The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church. The UMC traces its roots back to the revival movement of John and Charles Wesley in England, as well as the Great Awakening in the United States. As such, the church's theological orientation is decidedly Wesleyan. It embraces both liturgical and evangelical elements.


Churches open their doors to businesses in order to survive

Sunday looks very different from Monday at White Rock United Methodist Church in Dallas
CBS News - Published

Improper Voting Occurred at Methodist Conference That Strengthened Ban on Gay Clergy

Ballots were cast by individuals who were not authorized to vote at the conference, according to interviews and a review of the church’s records.
NYTimes.com - Published

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Methodists tighten ban on gay marriage, LGBT clergy [Video]Methodists tighten ban on gay marriage, LGBT clergy

The United Methodist Church voted on Tuesday to uphold and strengthen its ban on same-sex marriage and LGBT clergy in a move likely to alienate large numbers of followers who had pushed for reform...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Methodists Reaffirm Stance Against Gay Marriage [Video]Methodists Reaffirm Stance Against Gay Marriage

On Tuesday, United Methodist Church delegates voted down a plan that would've eased restrictions on same-sex weddings and LGBTQ clergy.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:04Published


I'm leaving the United Methodist Church and anyone who respects LGBT rights should, too

With its decision to stigmatize LGBT congregants, the United Methodist Church is no longer a community I recognize, or want my family to be a part of.
USATODAY.com - Published

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