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UMC Alabama-West Florida Conference ends as leadership defends new disaffiliation rule, delegates ask questions

In the final business session of the United Methodist Church’s Alabama-West Florida Conference’s (AWFC) annual conference on Wednesday, an AWFC trustee addressed a new policy that makes it harder for churches to disaffiliate from the denomination, sparking questions from the delegates in attendance.

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Leaked email shows newly elected UMC General Conference delegate touting new Alabama-West Florida Conference rule change - ‘The days of mass and easy disaffiliation’ are over

A leaked email shows a newly elected delegate to the United Methodist Church’s General Conference congratulating other UMC clergy within the Alabama-West Florida Conference for moving forward with a rule that makes it more difficult for traditional churches to disaffiliate from the denomination while retaining church property.

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‘I’m kind of over it’ — Bishop David Graves delivers opening remarks at UMC Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference as churches continue to weigh disaffiliation

Bishop David Graves of the United Methodist Church’s Alabama-West Florida Conference delivered the opening remarks at the annual conference on Sunday as churches in the state's southern half continue to weigh disaffiliation from the denomination.

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United Methodist Church Alabama-West Florida Conference changes terms on churches voting to break away; Traditional Methodists call it a 'nail in the coffin'

Trustees for the Alabama-West Florida Conference (AWFC) of the United Methodist Church (UMC) released an updated disaffiliation eligibility policy on Tuesday, which conservative Methodist leaders are calling a “nail in the coffin” for conservative churches in the conference who are seeking to leave the denomination while retaining church property.