Even Though, We Continue

Even Though, We Continue

We continue walking with Jesus in the United Methodist tradition.

We continue working with Jesus as a United Methodist church.

We continue following Jesus as United Methodists
to proclaim and teach Jesus’s good news for the healing of all who come.

St. Mark’s congregation will continue as a United Methodist congregation, and Rev. Sim will remain a United Methodist pastor. On July 31, 2022, the congregation of St. Mark’s voted to continue in agreement with Rev. Sim’s statement “I Will Continue Working with Jesus in the UMC.”

1. The push to divide congregations from The United Methodist Church is not about LGBTQ.

2. The push to divide comes from secular and political intentions rather than spiritual ones.

3. The United Methodist tradition is a proud tradition worth upholding.

Here is Rev. Sim's full statement, "I Will Continue Working with Jesus in the UMC," from July 3, 2020.

Unfortunately, there is much misinformation being spread about The United Methodist Church.
Regarding LGBTQ, some people mistakenly believe that The United Methodist Church approves same sex marriage, ordains LGBTQ persons as pastors, or permits same-sex wedding ceremonies in churches. This is not true. But neither does The United Methodist Church prohibit LGBTQ people from their churches. All persons are welcome, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, social status, gender, sexual orientation, age, economic condition, or disability.

Here is Rev. Sim's column, "Misunderstanding the UMC," from the church newsletter of May 29, 2022.