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Originally published: 2013-04-24 09:49:05
Last modified: 2013-04-24 09:49:04

The closing of ULMC from the view of its congregation and denomination leaders

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Dusty Kathleen Ross denounced a recent decision by the Western North Carolina Conference of United Methodist Churches to shut down United Liberty Methodist Church in Matney, locking its doors and denying access to members, on behalf of the ULMC congregation in a press release dated April 16.

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