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History

A good place to start to learn about our past.  You'll find short articles, biographies suitable for reformatting and slipping into a bulletin or newsletter or bibliographies and other useful timelines.  You can listen and see sound and images from the past and discover useful texts to gain further information.

United Methodist Membership Statistics

UNITED METHODIST MEMBERSHIP AS COMPARED TO THE UNITED STATES POPULATION CENSUS   UNITED METHODIST LAY MEMBERSHIP UNITED STATES POPULATION  EUB METHODIST TOTAL   % CHANGE  YEAR  NUMBER... Read More

Bishops’ Ordination Chain

This is a list of all the persons who have been consecrated to the office of bishop in The United Methodist Church and its predecessor bodies (Methodist Episcopal Church;... Read More

Former Annual Conferences

The following PDF is a listing of all the former United Methodist Church annual conferences between 1796 and 2015: http://s3.amazonaws.com/gcah.org/Methodist_Table_Current_Edition.pdf Read More

Biographies

These brief biographical notes are intended to acquaint you with a few influential figures in early Methodist history.  They can be downloaded and are suitable for re-formating to fit... Read More

Bibliographies

Below are a variety of sources and compilations from our United Methodist History. United Methodist History Bibliography List of basic and standard histories suitable for general reading. United Methodist Studies:... Read More

Articles

Here is a list of brief answers to frequently asked  questions.   Also there are timelines on major events in  United Methodist worship,  including the Lord'... Read More

Welcoming the Stranger

Welcoming the Stranger United Methodism has a long history of welcoming strangers into our churches and communities. John Wesley set the welcoming tone for his preachers and societies through field... Read More