United Methodist Church

After losing hundreds of churches to LGBTQ rift, United Methodists charter a new one in Erlanger

BY: - August 18, 2023

As hundreds of United Methodist churches in Kentucky left the denomination over LGBTQ+ issues, some members disappointed with the disaffiliation wanted to remain United Methodists. Despite the rift, Kentucky United Methodist Bishop Leonard Fairley remained optimistic about the denomination’s future, predicting that United Methodists “will show the love of God by starting new faith communities […]

Kentucky Methodists tally congregations lost to LGBTQ rift as a conservative alternative grows

BY: - June 26, 2023

Jacob Wilson, 28, was excited about starting as the pastor of a church in southeastern Kentucky on June 25. Both he and his new congregation in Hindman had left the United Methodist Church in opposition to gay clergy and same-sex marriage — and joined the new Global Methodist Church. Subscribing to conservative views of the […]

United Methodist Church in Kentucky losing congregations to rift over LGBTQ inclusion

BY: - June 2, 2023

On a cold morning last winter, some of the 50 to 75 members of a church on Forest Avenue in Maysville used pens in their small, but beloved, house of worship for a most symbolic action. They carefully used the sharp points to cut out the word “United” on the front of their hymn books […]