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

Where was the first Methodist annual conference in America held? Is there still a Methodist church on that site?

The 1773, 1774 and 1775 conferences were held at Historic St. George’s United Methodist Church in Philadelphia. St. George’s is the oldest house of Methodist worship in continuous use in America and is a heritage landmark.

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This content was produced by InfoServ, a ministry of United Methodist Communications.
First published Feb. 6, 2017. 

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