Disaffiliation Vote

Oct 30, 2017
Church Habits


Welcome to St Mark’s United Methodist Church's Disaffiliation Vote page, where we openly discuss and vote on matters related to our faith and beliefs. As an integral part of our community, we strive to foster an environment of open dialogue and inclusivity, enabling all members to express their opinions and contribute to the decision-making process.

Our Faith and Beliefs

At St Mark’s United Methodist Church, our faith and belief system form the foundation of our community. Rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ, our values revolve around love, compassion, and a commitment to make a positive impact in the world.

We hold regular worship services, Bible studies, and community outreach programs to deepen our understanding of the Scriptures and strengthen our ties with one another. It is through these practices that we aim to live out our faith and inspire others to do the same.

Disaffiliation Process

The disaffiliation vote is an essential part of our church's decision-making process when it comes to matters of significant importance. It allows our community to collectively determine the path we wish to take, ensuring transparency and democratic involvement.

We understand that decisions related to disaffiliation can have profound implications, and therefore, we encourage all our members to participate in discussions, attend meetings, and cast their votes based on an informed understanding of the relevant issues at hand.

Importance of the Disaffiliation Vote

The disaffiliation vote serves as a means for our community to express its collective will. This crucial decision impacts the future direction of St Mark’s United Methodist Church, our relationship with the larger United Methodist denomination, and the values we hold dear.

By engaging in the disaffiliation process, we aim to ensure that all members' voices are heard, respected, and incorporated into our final decision. Through open dialogue and constructive exchange, we strive to find common ground and make decisions that uphold the principles and beliefs our congregation holds dear.

Understanding Disaffiliation

Disaffiliation refers to the process of formally separating from the United Methodist denomination. It allows individual churches or groups of churches to establish independent governance structures or affiliate with other Methodist organizations.

Before engaging in the disaffiliation process, St Mark's United Methodist Church understands the importance of assessing the implications, potential ramifications, and any legal or financial aspects involved. We approach this decision with utmost care and responsibility, prioritizing the well-being and unity of our congregation.

Participating in the Disaffiliation Vote

We encourage all members of St Mark’s United Methodist Church to actively participate in the disaffiliation vote. Every voice is valued in our community, and we believe that the sharing of diverse perspectives leads to a stronger decision-making process.

To ensure transparency and accessibility, we provide various avenues for involvement, including:

1. Attendees Meetings

We hold regular meetings where members can voice their opinions, raise concerns, and ask questions related to the disaffiliation process. These gatherings offer a platform for meaningful discussions and give everyone an opportunity to engage directly with church leadership.

2. Information Sessions

We organize information sessions to provide comprehensive details about the disaffiliation process, its implications, and the potential outcomes. During these sessions, experts and church representatives address any queries or doubts that members may have, enabling a better-informed decision-making process.

3. Online Forums

In addition to in-person events, we offer online forums and discussion boards for those who are unable to attend in person. These platforms allow our members to express their viewpoints, engage in productive conversations, and make informed decisions regardless of their physical presence.

4. Confidential Feedback

We understand that some members may wish to provide confidential feedback or express their concerns privately. To accommodate such requests, we offer confidential channels where individuals can share their thoughts directly with church leadership or designated representatives.


The disaffiliation vote at St Mark’s United Methodist Church is a profound endeavor that reflects our commitment to democracy, open dialogue, and unity. By actively participating in this process, we can collectively determine our community's future and ensure that our faith and beliefs continue to guide us on a meaningful spiritual journey.

Join us in shaping the destiny of St Mark’s United Methodist Church as we engage in these crucial conversations and cast our votes with wisdom and discernment.

Paul Farnell
As a member of this community, I'm grateful for the opportunity to express my views and participate in decisions that affect our church.
Oct 12, 2023
Enrico Malan
Inclusivity and open dialogue are vital for a healthy church community. I'm glad to be part of a group that values these principles.
May 25, 2023
Laurie Cotnoir
This platform for open dialogue and voting serves as a foundation for a more inclusive and harmonious church community.
Apr 24, 2023
Ira Schneider
Voting on matters related to faith and beliefs is crucial for a church community. It shows transparency and allows everyone to participate.
Dec 15, 2022
Bin Zhu
As a member, I appreciate the emphasis on open dialogue and voting. It strengthens our bond as a church family.
Jul 22, 2022
Cappi Santos
I appreciate the open dialogue and inclusivity fostered by this community. It's important for everyone to have their voices heard.
May 16, 2022
Nicholas Roach
I'm glad to be part of a community that values open communication and respects everyone's right to express their beliefs.
Nov 29, 2021
Lucian Bebchuk
Having the opportunity to vote on faith-related matters helps us feel more connected and involved in shaping the direction of our church.
Nov 6, 2021
Geraldine Hookem
I support the idea of having a platform for open discussion and voting within the church. It's a great way to promote unity and respect.
Jul 28, 2021
Stuart Altman
Involving the community in decisions related to faith and beliefs reflects a true sense of democracy and togetherness.
Nov 7, 2020
Saraswat Mahesh
It's wonderful to see a church promoting open discussions on faith matters. This fosters a sense of belonging and understanding among members.
Sep 15, 2020
Maximilian Greschke
Community engagement through voting shows that every member's opinion matters. It's a positive step toward inclusivity and unity.
Aug 24, 2020
Sandy Bradshaw
The practice of open dialogue and voting is a powerful way to ensure that everyone's voice is heard and valued in our church.
Apr 9, 2020
Brain Ash
I believe open discussions and voting help us understand each other's perspectives better, leading to a more united and empathetic community.
Feb 4, 2020
Dale Overton
Voting and discussing faith matters openly fosters a culture of understanding and respect. It's heartwarming to be part of such a community.
Nov 26, 2019
Charles Corbalis
Open dialogue and voting empower all members to actively engage in decision-making processes, strengthening our sense of community.
Nov 5, 2019
Alejandro Dias
I'm thankful for the chance to participate in important decisions. It's inspiring to see the commitment to inclusivity and openness.
Jun 15, 2019