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Links to information concerning Disengagement, UMC, GMC, and WCA. These will start your reading and provide background.

Surf City Church is no longer a UMC church. The South District of the UMC California-Pacific Conference declared us a non-church in December 2022. We continue to operate as a California Non-Profit dedicated to religious training and worship.

JUDICIAL COUNCIL Clarifies Disaffiliation Process (Feb 15, 2022)
Two Methodisms (UMC,GMC): A Comparison Chart
Liberal Congregations Leaving UMC Over Homosexuality Debate

If you have links you need to add to this list, please send an email the Marge Mitchell.

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If you would like to have access to our online directory, send an
email request to the Lee Selby in the church office. You will be sent
a link to register.
(You create your own password and use your email for a User name).
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Your church in action

Unfortunately, the Pastor did not choose our agenda but instead conspired with the DS to close Surf City Church which eventually led to a law suit over the ownership of the church properties. She and the DS illegally forced a vote of closure on the congregation in a dispute over the governance of local churches. Currently there is no judgement (set for 28 June) in the case and may be an appeal of the initial ruling.

The all church meeting held on 24 April following the 10 AM worship service, the following actions were taken;
Plan Moving Forward was adopted             Twenty people/families responded to a call for pledges
A Charge Conference date was established to assess the congregation motive for future
Additional suggestions were added to be incorporated into the Plan Moving Forward:
i.e. expand the Cookies 4 Christ to targeted groups (immediate three blocks); space rentals rebates, etc
Additional revenue streams were suggested: i.e. motor home space rentals, etc.

Pastor Amy has been asked to set a date prior to next DS meeting of May 4th for a 2022 Spring Charge Conference to approve (possible dates: Thursday, 28 April @ 7 PM or Sunday, 1 May @ 11:30 AM
1. reorganization structure to Small Membership Church Model
2. approve the budget based on reduction of Administrative Assistants hours and other recent information
3. approve the Plan Moving Forward


View past worship recordings, click on this link to our links to our past worships.


What is a Charge Conference?

The charge conference is the basic governing body of each local church and is composed of all members of the church council.
All members of the charge conference must be members of the local church. The charge conference must meet at least once per year.
The charge conference directs the work of the church and gives general oversight to the church council,
reviews and evaluates the mission and ministry of the church, sets salaries for the pastor and staff,
elects the members of the church council, and recommends candidates for ordained ministry.

Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by permission.

Web page with 2020 Charge Conference information and materials.

Minutes from our 2019 Charge Conference (pdf format).
Minutes from our 2018 Charge Conference (pdf format).


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