I grew up in the UMC. My grandparents founded the Methodist church I grew up in and my uncle was the sextant and I was his assistant, so I was pretty involved until I got saved in my mid-twenties.
I'm no longer Methodist, but I have a lot of fond memories of the church and of that time.
Very happy to report that my old church has voted to leave the UMC. Hoping they'll be allowed to keep the building, which has one of the most beautiful sanctuaries I've ever seen.
The reports I've seen are showing that more than 60 Methodist churches in the North Alabama Conference have voted to leave the UMC.
I found out that we had to buy our two churches from the UMC.