The West Point United Methodist Church will have a special called church conference on Sunday, September 24, 2023.

The conference will be held in the sanctuary of the church beginning at 1:30 PM. Registration to vote will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The sole purpose of this meeting will be to discuss and vote upon the Certification filed with the Mississippi Conference of the UMC, Inc.

We will send more information to our church membership about the process within the next week.

Discernment Committee

FUMC West Point Survey Results (PDF)

Please visit the Bible Studies page to see the latest video on Congregational Call to Prayer from Dr. Darian Duckworth.

This website will serve as a central location for our Discernment Team to share relevant information and resources in order to help each of us better understand the complex issues facing The United Methodist Church.
Here we'll share videos, articles, and other resources to help us discern our best next step.
This page is also an evolving platform and will be updated regularly as we walk this journey together.
We encourage you to read through these resources so that you are prepared for discussions, and a survey, as well as helping us know what questions need answering.

Discernment Purpose

As a church, discern the path God is leading West Point FUMC and seek consensus to either:

Remain a United Methodist Church congregation
Hold a vote to disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church Denomination

Please submit any questions to the Discernment Committee by emailing
You may submit written questions to the church office.
A member of the Discernment Committee will respond as quickly as possible.


Chuck Carson (Chair)
Brooks Tinsley (Vice Chair)
Shannon Wallace (Recording Secretary)
Norma Atkins
Tommy Bryan
Jeff Hairston
LaDonna Helveston
Tracey Holcombe
Art Shirley
Dr. Darian Duckworth (Ex Officio, Non-Voting)

Guest Speaker, June 28, 5:30pm

Steve West, Senior Pastor of Jacksonville, AL FUMC

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Guest Speaker, July 9, 4:30pm

Rev. Dr. Vaughn Stafford, President Pro Tem of the North Alabama Provisional Conference

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