Our church is in a period of discernment on whether or not to disaffiliate from the UMC. There are many resources available online and we have provided a few below that communicate the basics of why churches are both remaining and leaving the UMC.  Every member of FUMC Harlingen will have a voice and vote to determine the outcome of this decision. We will have several informational meetings that we will publicize and we expect the vote to be in March 2023.  

"Words from Pastor Phillip" - Click here to view the August 7, 2022 sermon that addresses this topic. 

conference resources

  • This page from the Rio Texas Conference provides a variety of resources on why churches are remaining in the United Methodist Church

  • UPCOMING: Listening Session with Rev. Brewster 2/15/23 at 6pm in our Sanctuary

Additional resources

  • These videos made by Rob Renfroe explain why churches are leaving the United Methodist Church

  • On September 10thRev. Dr. Leah Hidde Gregory presented information at our church about the Global Methodist Church. Click here for the video.

  • Watch Pastor Phillip's discussion on why our church has entered into discernment and the difference between remaining in the post-separation United Methodist Church and the Global Methodist Church:  Part 1 & Part 2 on YouTube

church-wide vote on Sunday, march 26th

The date has been set for Sunday, March 26th for our church-wide vote regarding our decision to disaffiliate from the United Methodist denomination. Voting is reserved for members of our church only. Please contact Krista at krista@fumcharlingen.org or at 956-423-0540 if you have questions regarding your membership status.