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2019 GCAH Annual Meeting

September 19 - September 22, 2019
Delaware, Ohio

GCAH is pleased to announce that it is planning to hold its 2019 Annual Meeting at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, September 19-22, 2019. The meeting will begin with supper on Thursday evening and end with lunch on Sunday. Meeting includes attending historic events with Wyandot tribal and GBGM leadership at John Stewart/Wyandott Indian Mission United Methodist Heritage Landmark in Upper Sandusky, OH on Saturday, September 21.

Fall Meeting of the South Carolina UM Historical Society & CAH

October 26, 2019
Greenville, South Carolina

The fall meeting of the South Carolina Conference Historical Society and the Conference Commission on Archives & History will meet in Greenville, SC at John Wesley UMC on Saturday, October 26. The address of John Wesley UMC is 101 E. Court St. Registration begins at 10 am and the session will last from 10:30-noon. The program will center on the life and work of John Wesley UMC which is celebrating its 153rd anniversary this year. Dr. Granville Hicks will speak on two pioneer leaders of the church and Dr. A.V. Huff, Jr., will speak on the founding of the church and the earliest school opened in Greenville for African Americans. Thereafter will follow the Historical Society business meeting and the CAH business meeting.

Preservation Workshop at Lake Junaluska

November 8 - November 10, 2019
Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

There will be a preservation workshop held November 8-10, 2019, at the Heritage Center at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Highlights of the workshop include the basics of how to maintain, use, and celebrate the history of our churches, districts, and annual conferences. The workshop should be of interest for archivists, historians, secretaries, and anyone else interested and concerned about United Methodist History. Registration information will be made available in July.

SEJ CAH Preservation Workshop

November 8 - November 9, 2019
Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

There will be a Preservation Workshop sponsored by the Southeastern Jurisdictional Commission on Archives & History held in the Heritage Center at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. This workshop will highlight the basics of how to maintain, use, and celebrate the history of the local church, districts, and annual conferences. It would be of interest to archivists, historians, secretaries, and basically anyone interested and concerned about United Methodist history. For registration information please reach out to the Heritage Center director, Nancy Watkins at 828-356-5065 or

Northeastern Jurisdiction CAH Annual Meeting

May 19 - May 21, 2020
Finger Lakes Region, New York

Save the date!! The Upper New York CAH will be hosting the Northeastern Jurisdiction May 19-21, 2020, with the theme of celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment allowing women to vote in the USA. Among several sites on tour will be the Women's Rights National Historical Park, the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, and the William H. Seward House museum. More details will be shared as they become available.

Wesley Pilgrimage in England 2020

July 27 - August 6, 2020
Various locations in England

You are invited to an eleven-day spiritual pilgrimage, walking in the footsteps of John and Charles Wesley. The journey offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in the Christian experiences of John and Charles Wesley; learn, pray, worship, and explore places where the Wesley brothers encountered the living God; form spiritual friendships with these British leaders and fellow pilgrims; integrate Wesleyan theology, ministry, and missional leadership; and rekindle your spiritual passion. The Wesley Pilgrimage is open to all lay and clergy leaders. Participants will explore Epworth, the Wesleys' birthplace; Oxford, where John and Charles led the Holy Club; Bristol, where the class meeting was developed and Methodism became a movement; London, where both Wesley brothers experienced assurance of salvation; City Road, the center of early Methodism; and Salisbury, home to a vital Methodist congregation once served by Francis Asbury. For further details, go to: This event qualifies for 3 Continuing Education Units.

2020 SEJ and Denominational Historical Society Annual Meetings

August 4 - August 7, 2020
St. Simons Island, Georgia

The 2020 Southeastern Jurisdiction and denominational Historical Societies will jointly be holding their Annual Meetings August 4-7, 2020, at Moore Methodist Museum on St. Simons Island, Georgia. More details will be shared when they become available.