Church Affiliation

Town Hall

Save the Date: Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 10:15 am CST
 
Who: Anyone interested in the future of our church.

What: Town Hall to discuss the process of getting to the vote, who is eligible to vote, and the various voting methods.

When: Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 10:15 am CST

Where: In-person at Santa Claus United Methodist Church or via stream on our YouTube page.

Why: Learn the process that led the Admin Council to recommend the options that will be presented for voting. Likewise, we will discuss who is eligible to vote and the various voting methods. More details about the Town Hall are located below.

Town Hall Details

For all who are interested in the future of the current Santa Claus United Methodist Church, we will be having an informational Town Hall meeting at 10:15 am CST on Sunday, February 5, 2023 following our morning worship service. The purpose of the Town Hall is to discuss the process that the Admin Council has gone through to recommend paths forward for our church.

In November, 2022, we held a Church Conference and the membership took a vote on whether or not Santa Claus UMC would disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church denomination. The vote passed and as of July 1, 2023, our church will no longer be affiliated with the United Methodist Church denomination. With that, our church will need to make decisions on how our church will function after this date.

The official in-person vote will take place at 10:15 am CST on Sunday, February 19, 2023, with other voting options – which will be discussed at the Town Hall - being available, as well. After the Town Hall, you can return to this page for updated information on timing, voting eligibility, and voting methods.

Please be in prayer for our church as we continue to discern God’s will for our congregation.