About Us

Celebrate UMC was born out of a group of lay and clergy members of the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church who love the United Methodist Church and wish to stay United Methodist. We are a diverse group with members from all parts of the UMC big tent—conservatives, progressives, moderates, centrists, high-church, charismatics, town and country, urban, and everything else. Most of us would not have met Jesus or found faith if it had not been for the United Methodist Church. We are for a church where there is a place for everyone, because we celebrate a church where there was a place for us. We believe in this church, as stated in the #BeUMC campaign, “that is founded on a Wesleyan theology of grace, anchored in Scripture, and based in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and the continuing movement of the Holy Spirit.”

We are inviting every church and clergy to join us in following Christ in the United Methodist Church. We are committed to helping clergy and churches stay United Methodist, because we firmly believe that it is the best way forward for most of our UMC churches. The connectional way of being church that John Wesley taught us and his theology of grace is what has kept us focused on the gospel of Jesus Christ. We hope you will join us.