Church History

General Church
Historic St. George’s United Methodist Church has been called one of the sites all United Methodists should see because it has been a Methodist house of worship continually since 1769. Video image by Jess Warnock, courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Where was the first Methodist annual conference in America?

The first annual conference in America was held in 1773 at a church that is still in existence today.
Mission and Ministry
Jackie Bolden (left), director of the World Methodist Museum, shows the John Wesley death mask to Anthony Elia (center), director of Bridwell Library at Perkins School of Theology, and the Rev. Craig C. Hill, dean of the Perkins School of Theology, during the final meeting of the Friends of the World Methodist Museum in Lake Junaluska, N.C. Photo by Ryan Hipps.

Trove of Methodist treasures comes to SMU

SMU’s Bridwell Library will soon be home to the entire World Methodist Museum collection, including John Wesley’s traveling pulpit and a number of his handwritten letters.
Church History
United Methodist Bishop Leontine Turpeau Current Kelly. Sepia photo by Mike DuBose, UM News. Graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Who are Black women pioneers in US Methodism? (Part 2)

Sally A. Crenshaw and Leontine T. C. Kelly are 20th century clergywomen who paved the way for women and Black Methodists in local and churchwide leadership.

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