Wesleys

Mission and Ministry
The Old Rectory in Epworth, England was built in 1709 following the "Great Fire" and was the home of John and Charles Wesley along with their parents and siblings. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Ask the UMC: Where is John Wesley's birthplace?

John Wesley was born in a small town in northeast England. His family's home still stands there. FAQ includes video tour to Epworth, England, featuring key historic places and sites from John Wesley's life.
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.
General Church
A plaque erected in Aldersgate Street, London, by the Drew Theological Seminary of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Madison, N. J., marks the probable site of John's Wesley's now famous moment of spiritual revelation. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Ask The UMC: What is Aldersgate Day?

This day commemorates the day when John Wesley experienced assurance of his salvation.
General Church
With the deadline for voter registration rapidly approaching in many states, United Methodists are helping register voters for Election Day on Nov. 3 in the U.S. Photo by Kathleen Barry; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Want to have your say? Churches urge voting

United Methodist churches are registering voters across the U.S. “We can post memes on social media. But if we don’t show up on Election Day, we won’t have said anything at all,” a pastor says.

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