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The Friends to Preserve Buncombe Street


As laypersons concerned about the future of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, it is time for us to discuss the theological issues and differing beliefs regarding the authority and interpretation of the Bible, its impact on our faith and the future of our church.

Our goal is to provide you and your family with the resources that you need to explore the theological differences within the United Methodist Church and determine the path forward for our church’s future.

Listed below are 10 important questions and answers. We pray that the information provided will assist you in your understanding of these difficult and challenging issues. Should you have questions that are not addressed, please let us know by submitting them on the “contact us” tab.

Thank you and God bless you!

Friends To Preserve Buncombe Street

Special Church Conference


2 PM Sunday, October 30, 2022

I have observed the growing schism in the United Methodist Church for the past twenty years. Where we find ourselves now has been brewing for a long time and now the time has come. I believe it is time to stop worrying about our denomination and start worrying about our beloved Buncombe Street. That is why I will be voting to disaffiliate from the UMC on October 30.” — David Stubbs

November 11, 2022

November 11 Update

Thank you to everyone who attended the Special Church Conference at Buncombe Street on Sunday, October 30. With almost 1000 people…

October 26, 2022

God’s Purpose Was Greater Than We Had Imagined

The Friends group responded to what we believe was God’s call and began our work in April of this year.…

October 20, 2022

An Update on Christ United, Myrtle Beach

An article entitled “A Sad Story of Disaffiliation’ was part of an email that was recently sent to our congregation.…

October 18, 2022

In Response to Recent Claims

-The Buncombe Street Child Development Center is an entity that is totally separate from the UM church.  The SCUMC and…

October 17, 2022

Why Would We Choose to Remain in the UMC?

Progressive changes are occurring in the United Methodist Church. We are witnessing the damage being done to our churches and…

October 17, 2022

Addressing a Question from the 10/10 Way Forward Task Force Presentation

There was an unanswered question asked in Monday night’s Way Forward Committee meeting that we would like to address. The…

October 6, 2022

Be Aware of False Teachings

The Apostle Paul is warning Timothy to be aware of the false teaching of those who don’t preach sound doctrine.…

September 28, 2022

Preserving Buncombe Street

The comments above have been made by various Buncombe Street members during this challenging period in our church's history. Ironically,…

September 23, 2022


In our most recent communication, we explored the UMC’s apparent strategy over the last few years through the hypothetical eyes…

September 16, 2022

Musings of a Lay Person

-As seen through the hypothetical eyes of our denomination's progressive leadership- I’m imagining that I am one of the many…

September 8, 2022

Updates from the Friends to Preserve Buncombe Street

Much has changed since the last UMC General Conference in 2016, when the Book of Discipline was last codified. Unfortunately,…

September 2, 2022

Update from the Friends to Preserve Buncombe Street

We Are Encouraged! A few weeks ago, Bishop Jonathan Holston announced he would be putting together a task force to…

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