UM Heritage Landmark Status Application Deadline Extended
Featured UM Heritage Landmark Status Application Deadline Extended
The General Commission on Archives and History (GCAH) of The United Methodist Church has announced that due to the changed status of General Conference 2020 business to be held in 2024, new legislation will be allowed to be forwarded recommending UM Heritage Landmark status applications. Due to the changes in General Conference scheduling, Heritage Landmark status applications for consideration by GCAH will be accepted until July 1, 2022. To find the guidelines and application for submission, please go to http://www.gcah.org/resources/heritage-landmarks. Heritage Landmark applications which have already been approved by GCAH to be put forward for vote at the 2024 General Conference are: the Helenor Davisson Cluster (Rensselaer, Indiana); Westmar College (Le Mars, Iowa); Christ Church UMC (Honolulu, Hawai'i); and Lakeside Chautauqua (Lakeside, Ohio).
The Book of Discipline defines a Heritage Landmark as "a building, location, or structure specifically related to significant events, developments, or personalities in the overall history of The United Methodist Church or its antecedents." The Heritage Landmarks of United Methodism remind us of those people and events that have shaped our history. They are tangible reminders of our heritage and their preservation helps keep our denominational legacy alive.