2023 Proposed Church Disaffiliations

Following the procedure outlined in Para. 2553 of the Book of Discipline, 23 churches of the Baltimore-Washington Conference have decided to leave The United Methodist Church. Their disaffiliation must be approved in a vote of the Annual Conference.

The Local Church Disaffiliation Resolutions will be considered together as a single vote by the Annual Conference on Thursday, June 1, 2023. As a motion to accept the local church disaffiliation resolutions by a simple majority vote of the Annual Conference is entered, no amendments to the individual resolutions will be considered per Para 2553 of the Book of Discipline. 

If a legitimate reason exists supported by specific evidence that may warrant excluding a resolution from consideration, then a notice must be provided by a voting member of Annual Conference to the Conference Secretary ( ) no later than noon on Thursday, June 1, 2023 providing answers to the following questions to document the inquiry:

  1. What resolution should be excluded from consideration by the Annual Conference?
  2. How was the procedure followed inconsistent with Para 2553?
  3. What specific evidence is provided to illustrate the inconsistency with Para 2553?
List of disaffiliating churches to be voted on:

Resolution #1
Alpine UMC
Charge: Alpine in Berkeley Springs

Resolution #2
Brandenburg UMC
Charge: Brandenburg in Sykesville

Resolution #3
Butlers Chapel UMC
Charge: Butlers Chapel in Martinsburg

Resolution #4
Cedar Grove-Oakland UMC
Charge: Cedar Grove-Oakland in Deale

Resolution #5
Community with a Cause UMC
Charge: Community with a Cause in California

Resolution #6
Davis Memorial UMC
Charge: Davis Memorial in Cumberland

Resolution #7
Ebenezer UMC
Charge: Ebenezer in Ijamsville

Resolution #8
Fairview UMC
Timonium-Fairview Co-Op Parish in Timonium

Resolution #9
Greenwood UMC
Charge: Morgan in Berkeley Springs

Resolution #10
Highland UMC
Charge: Alpine in Berkeley Springs

Resolution #11
Mizo UMC
Charge: Mizo UMC in Rockville

Resolution #12
Mount Oak UMC
Charge: Mount Oak in Mitchellville

Resolution #13
Mount Pleasant UMC
Charge: Alpine in Berkeley Springs

Resolution #14
Mount Zion UMC
Charge: Mount Zion in Bel Air

Resolution #15
Mount Zion UMC
Charge: Mt. Zion in Great Cacapon

Resolution #16
Murleys Branch UMC
Charge: Flintstone in Flintstone

Resolution #17
New Covenant UMC
Charge: New Covenant in Cumberland

Resolution #18
Oakdale Emory UMC
Charge: Oakdale Emory in Olney

Resolution #19
Oakland UMC
Charge: Oakland in Charles Town

Resolution #20
Parkhead UMC
Charge: Potomac in Big Pool

Resolution #21
Prosperity UMC
Charge: Flintstone in Flintstone

Resolution #22
Salem UMC
Charge: Salem in Myersville

Resolution #23
Union UMC
Harford Co-Op Parish in Bel Air


For more information on disaffiliation visit: Discerning Our Future