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I would like to know if a United Methodist Church has ever successfully transferred to AME church?
-- kristin jones (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 23, 2002
The UMC was created in 1939. Some of the smaller (read that black) churches were allowed to leave and go either independent or affiliate with whom they chose. In general, the UMC does not have a problem since the pastors are paid by the denomination, the local church does not have to bear the burden of a full time pastor's salary, yet they get a full time pastor. Also the UMC closes small churches and merge them with other churches. We are not prone to do that, we wait until they die.
-- Al Paris (email@example.com), January 29, 2002.