The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church has been in the news recently regarding controversy over a projected appointment at Mt. Bethel UMC in Marietta. If you would like to understand the situation better, here are some reputable sources:

United Methodist News Service:

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson:

Religious News Service:

Washington Post:

This chart may be helpful in understanding the proposed post-separation differences in denominations.  *Note: this chart was created by an officer with the Wesleyan Covenant Association.