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.
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.
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.
Join fellow United Methodists for online worship services.
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.