Local churches part of 95 statewide to disaffiliate from UMC

The stance taken by the United Methodist Church (UMC) regarding human sexuality issues has resulted in thousands of UMC congregations across the nation severing ties with the organization. This includes several Jackson Parish churches which were part of 95 across the state who was granted the right to disaffiliate from the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church at a special session that was held in Baton Rouge on May 27th.

“After today, for some, life will be expressed differently as we depart from one another,” stated Delores Williamston, the Bishop of the Louisiana Conference.

Local churches that were granted the right to leave the Monroe District of the UMC at the session are:
Antioch United Methodist Church, Eros
Jonesboro-Hodge United Methodist Church
Quitman United Methodist Church

The Chatham UMC had already been granted the right to leave previously.

With the decision, now nearly 40% of all UMC churches in the state has left the denomination including the two largest congregations in north Louisiana located in Shreveport and Monroe.

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