General Church
United Methodist and Episcopal leaders discuss the work toward full communion during the Council of Bishops meeting on St. Simons Island, Ga. From left are United Methodist Bishop Gregory V. Palmer of the West Ohio Conference, the Rev. Canon C.K. Robertson of the Episcopal Church and the Rev. Margaret Rose of the Episcopal Church. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Bishops strengthen ties with Episcopalians

Two Christian traditions with historic ties to John Wesley’s Church of England are moving closer to full communion.
Church History
In his sermon Original Sin, John Wesley said, "By grace ye shall be wholly renewed." Photo by Darby Jones, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: How did John Wesley understand original sin?

While there were those in his day who thought the concept of original sin was outdated, or who simply ignored it, John Wesley was not among them.
Church History
Watch Night candles. Photo by Steven Adair, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Are Watch Night services connected to John Wesley?

A look at the history of Watch Night services and the connection to Methodism founder John Wesley.

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