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Image portrays Susanna Wesley, mother of John and Charles. Courtesy of United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History.

Susanna Wesley: Mother of Methodism

“Susanna Wesley is a major difference maker. And the differences she made have lived on because of the sons that she raised.” View

Image of Charles Wesley. Courtesy of United Methodist Commission on Archives and History.

Charles Wesley’s Gift of Music

He was John's younger brother but made his own contribution as “the poet laureate and great writer of Methodism.” View

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Christmas carols: “Above all sing spiritually”

They feature lyrics you've sung all your life, but do you know the real story behind your favorite Christmas hymns? More

On All Saints Day we remember those who have gone before us in the faith.

All Saints Day: A holy day John Wesley loved

The day after Halloween was a time encouraged by Wesley for Methodists to remember and give thanks for saints gone to glory and those still living. Read More

An image of the Wesleys'

Why the Wesleys, and others, came to be called Methodists

Early members of the movement had nicknames like Holy Club, Bible Moths, Sacramentarians, and Enthusiasts. Learn why one name stuck. More

Flat Wesley paper dolls travel to United Methodist churches inspiring discipleship. Photo courtesy of Wesley United Methodist Church in Beaumont, Texas.

Churches Host Traveling Wesleys

John and Charles Wesley spent their lives making disciples for Christ. Learn how paper dolls of the duo are continuing that cause in churches today. View

Chuck portrays Methodism founder John Wesley writing in his journal.

Chuck Knows Church: Heritage Sunday

Learn about a Sunday set aside to remember the past and explore our Methodist roots. View

Ocean Grove, NJ once was dotted with 660 tents for Methodist camp meetings as part of the Holiness Movement of the late 19th century. Photo by Tracey James.

Seven sites every United Methodist should see

Know where "God's square mile" is? Learn about some historic and unusual United Methodist destinations across the globe. More

Charles Wesley wins “Lent Madness”

Score one for Methodism! John's brother won votes in a unique Lenten practice that mirrors the brackets some basketball fans use during March Madness. Read More

Why did Jesus have to die?

As every Christian knows, Jesus freely died for our sins. But was there a less brutal way for God and humanity to be reconciled? Read More

A stained glass window of John Wesley. Photo by Ronny Perry.

Will a Wesley win Lent Madness?

"We put 32 saints in a basketball-type bracket and they go at it." Priest plays off March Madness, to teach lesson that we all have flaws. Read More

Scholars say the new book,

Book presents Charles Wesley letters

Happy 306th birthday to John's brother, credited for writing 6,000 hymns. Scholars took 10 years to create collection of his correspondences. Read More

John Wesley often ministered to the sick  during a life blessed by good health. Photo courtesy of  the General Commission on Archives and History.

Marking John Wesley’s birthday in his words

The founder of the Methodist movement’s annual reflections give us a glimpse into how he viewed his life, health and ministry. Read More

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