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
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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;
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
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.
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.