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

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.