The United Methodist Collective
A new hybrid (online and in-person) missional faith community of the NC Conference of The United Methodist Church.
The United Methodist Collective was created by the Office of New Faith Communities in partnership with local UMC pastors, congregations, and conference leaders to offer support to those people who are feeling displaced or disconnected from their local United Methodist Church families due to disaffiliation. All are welcome who desire an ongoing connection to the United Methodist way of worship, discipleship, mission, sacrament, and pastoral care.
Transferring your Membership to the Conference
If the church where you hold membership is disaffiliating, and you haven’t found a new place to call “home,” we invite you to move your membership to The United Methodist Collective of North Carolina. This is a place to hold your membership “in the meantime.” Once you complete the form, the conference will receive your church membership and notify your current church.
Transferring your Membership from the Conference to a Local Church
If you have found a new church home and would like to move your membership from the Conference to your new church please fill out the form below.
Giving to The UM Collective
If you are interested in continuing your discipline of giving tithes or offerings, you may make a contribution to support this initiative or future initiatives related to co-creating new faith communities across our Conference.
Whether you are an individual or a group of people who have become displaced or disconnected because of a closing or disaffiliation, Lighthouse Congregations will be there for you during this difficult time. As you consider what is next for you, specific pathways for you to choose from will continue to emerge as the Conference, Districts, and local churches come together to be The Connection at its best.
Engage with other United Methodists in similar situations in a safe, closed Facebook Group. Whether providing virtual pastoral care or providing a platform for idea-sharing, this group is meant to be a connection point as you journey toward “what’s next.”
Virtual Worship Services
Find a virtual worship and discipleship experience to meet your needs at one of the many North Carolina Conference churches ready to welcome you online. Advent worship services (Traditional and Contemporary Style services) from NC UMCs can be found in our closed Facebook group.
If you are not on Facebook, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request resources for worship.
Gather In Person
Local United Methodist Church Finder
Contact a UM Collective Pastor for help finding a local congregation near you committed to staying United Methodist contact email@example.com
Small Group Resources
Small group resources will be regularly added to our UM Collective Facebook Page. You can also request materials by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting the NC Conference Media Center.
Communion Connection and Pastoral Care
Request a clergy member to serve communion at your small group gathering, continuing the Wesleyan practice of Holy Communion.
Request a clergy member for pastoral care, including hospital visits, funerals, or weddings.
Join fellow UMs from across your district who are joining together for bible studies and small groups. Reach out to your districts chaplain.