Yes, there is (or there can be) hope for us UMs, but it will take courage. It will take courage for us to look around at the “new situation” we find ourselves in. It will take courage to ask difficult questions, including “What kind of church (or denomination) do we want to be? It will take courage to reach out people we don’t know in a land we are unsure of (even though we have been living here a very long time.
I found this newspaper article about a church that, it sounds like, is vernturing out with courage. The article is here (unless the newspaper takes off the link at some point). It is about New Life UMC in Florida. Because of (it sounds like) a nasty situation, it is forced to basically start fresh, yet, there are issues that an established church has that a new start doesn’t.
It is a hopeful article and I pray that you too find hope in it.