I don’t know what to call this, as “resignation letter” seems a little too dignified. After all, I’m not an elder, let alone a paid minister. I’m not even a deacon. I’m just a regular guy trying to make sense of it all. However, I treated it like a resignation letter. I kept it high level rather than rehashing all that is already known.
John D Carmack
December 30, 2010
United Church of God, an International Association
P.O. Box 541027
Cincinnati, OH 45254-1027
To Whom It May Concern:
Please accept this as official notice of my intent to leave United Church of God, an International Association. It has become evident over time that we have had many differences of opinion regarding how church leadership should conduct itself in various areas including the lack of following proper processes governing resolutions, communications and doctrinal oversight. I was disheartened by the tone and attitude portrayed in the papers on Sabbath observance and fasting, and I was even more disheartened that the latter continues to be available on your website to this day. This conflict has left me and other brothers and sisters feeling uncertain about the future direction of the church organization and its ability to properly feed the flock and preach the Gospel.
It is clear to me that I will not be able to continue due to our differences. Therefore, I feel that leaving UCGia is the best option for everyone concerned.
Please consider this effective immediately. You may remove me from the membership rolls at your earliest possible convenience, to include subscriptions to the Good News Magazine and Vertical Thought.
John D Carmack
[Member number deleted]