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Donna Miller of Historic St. George's United Methodist Church in Philadelphia points out images of Ann and Anna Jarvis at the church. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Methodist History: The Founding Mothers of Mother’s Day

Two women created the holiday that falls on the second Sunday in May in the U.S. but do you know how, and why, they did it? View

Image of the Rev. Charles Albert Tindley. Courtesy of Tindley Temple United Methodist Church, Philadelphia, PA.

Tindley Temple: A Highlight of Methodist History

During Black History Month, learn about a church named for a Methodist preacher who drew huge crowds in the '20s and was a founding father of Gospel music. View

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

Speculative portrait of Annie Sweitzer by Richard C. Douglas, New Windsor, Maryland. Artwork courtesy of Richard C. Douglas and the Strawbridge Shrine Association.

Methodist History: Slave welcomed as one of first members

African-Americans were among the earliest converts to Methodism in America. Annie Sweitzer was one of the first. View

Are all “Methodist” churches part of The United Methodist Church?

The United Methodist Church represents only one denomination within the wider Methodist family, which has approximately 80 million members worldwide. Read More

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

Photo shows Lake Junaluska in North Carolina. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

Lake Junaluska: United Methodist Mountain Retreat

A United Methodist landmark marks 100 years as a place of fun and fellowship. View

The Great Auditorium stands in the center of Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Photo by Fran Coode Walsh.

Ocean Grove’s Great Auditorium

Constructed in 90 days by ship builders in 1894, this unique house of worship in New Jersey holds a special place in United Methodist history. View

UMTV: Museum of Methodism

The United Methodist Church's rich history comes to life in a fascinating collection of treasures. View

Francis Asbury's Bible is part of the collection at Historic St. George's UMC in Philadelphia. Photo by Fran Coode Walsh.

Cathedral Church of American Methodism

'I think people, no matter what side of any issue you’re on, love the denomination, love our history. And this is where you can connect to it.' View

Actor portrays the Rev. Simon Blessing, an itinerant Methodist minister from the 1700s. Video image by Chris Foster.

Methodist history comes to life at St. George’s

Philadelphia church offers an experience in time travel for curious United Methodists. And history lessons that ring true today. View

1779 John Wesley letter

Scholar takes his turn with John Wesley’s letters

Perkins’ Ted Campbell says editing task offered “tremendous learning curve.” Read More

The Articles of Religion of the Methodist Church

When the Methodist movement in America became a church in 1784, John Wesley provided the American Methodists with a liturgy and a doctrinal statement, which contained twenty-four "Articles of Religion" or basic statements of belief. Read More

General Commission on Archives and History

The agency established by the General Conference to gather, preserve, hold title to, and disseminate materials on the history of The United Methodist Church and its antecedents. Read More

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