In the Methodist Conference reaffirmed the current Methodist Standing Orders which state the belief, "that marriage is a gift of God and that it is God's intention that a marriage should be a life-long union in body, mind and spirit of one man and one woman. Archived from the original PDF on 29 September Archived from the original on December 10, Only one conference has ever withdrawn completely from the denomination: Research Areas U. There is no UCC hierarchy or body that can impose any doctrine or worship format onto the individual congregations within the UCC.
Naturally, in a culture that defines individuality as self-determination and self-assertion, discipline is at best suspect, at worst oppressive.
This setting is designed to provide an opportunity for mutual responsibility and reporting, as well as ongoing assessment of UCC programs. You may opt-out at any time. Gary Paterson to be its moderator. Varies .