In an email to rm-private on January 7, regional minister Ruth Fletcher reported the following:
At a called Regional Assembly on January 6, 2015, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) voted to remove itself from the Partnership with the Montana-Northern-Wyoming Conference of the United Church of Christ, effective immediately. Since ecumenical work has always been integral to our Disciples identity, the decision to leave was a hard choice to make. Even so, we felt like the Partnership had reached a point that we just could not continue the relationship.
Please pray for the Montana Region as we find our way into what’s next and for the Montana-Northern Wyoming Conference of the United Church of Christ and their Conference Minister, Marc Stewart.